Hello and welcome to the 28th edition of Menu Magazine.
As the world dissolves into fearmongering hysteria and the price of beer rises, our local breweries need our support more than ever. Lucky then, that our trusty beer-writer Jeremy Sambrooks has braved flu and limb to examine the power of labelling and packaging of beer and got the lowdown on several of Perth’s beer tours.
I considered myself fortunate to benefit from the ‘medicinal values’ of gin when I joined Hidden deTours for a Gin Distillery Tour and on further investigation discovered all the wonderful things WA distillers are doing with local botanicals – and some of the ingredients may surprise you.
We have a comprehensive feature on some great kids’ deals around Perth from our new writer Sarah Schmitt. Our seasoned coffee writer Sophie Sunderland looks at how Brazil has reinvented its coffee market.
Liz Packwood delves into the plant-based food phenomena – feel free to make up your own mind whether it’s a fad or revolution.
In this issue we profile some delicious local restaurants across Perth as well as the Margaret River and Great Southern regions and eat our way through Tropical North Queensland in the Atherton Tablelands.
Plus, we meet Pork Star legend Mitch Edwards (who some of you may know from the last season of The Block) and we hope you enjoy our columns written by industry experts and our book, CD, wine and product profiles.
Our next issue celebrates its 15-year anniversary and we have a very special issue planned for you.