Ita Buttrose is an inspiration to many. Photo: Getty Images

Who do you find Australia's most inspiring woman? The word coming through from our readers is that Ita Buttrose has to be a contender.

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Hooked on meat: Melbourne’s Jess Pryles, has been declared a meat expert by America’s CNN.
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Bianca Villarosa

The American southern-style barbecue is an Aussie hit - and it's little wonder. Check out our amazing recipes, tips, video and much more.

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When it comes to serving wines with barbecue two elements are key - concentration and tannins. Check out our top picks.

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What's On in the City
Brendan Bale

Theatre, exhibitions, movies, festivals and science are all on the scene this week. But wait, there is more ... take a look.

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Blog stars
Isabelle Lane

If it’s hip and about to be on all our lips, you can guarantee it’s been blogged about.

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Small and perfectly formed
Isabelle Lane & Daniel Paproth

The times they are a-changin’ for music lovers in a town many consider the cultural capital of Australia.

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The sounds of summer
Luke Henriques-Gomes

Pester Melburnians for their preferred playlist for a sunny day and you’ll find there’s no clear formula for the ideal summer song.

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Stephen McKenzie braved the heat in January to spend the morning tracing sandy footsteps along windswept suburban beaches before driving in blessed, air-conditioned comfort to Venus Bay....