A few months ago, you would gotten pretty good odds at the idea of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival asking this non-gastro genius for his tips on the best places for food, drink and shopping in my home town.

It just goes to show what miracles a book’s publicity machine can accomplish! Well done, Penguin.

If you happen to be in Melbourne, and we are ever let out of our houses, I do heartily recommend everything I listed. I put a lot of thought into the places I’m missing the most …

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