It's the thrill of the undiscovered flavours, the next perfect cake, juicy steak or pristine preserve that sends a food lover to forage.
With another fabulous edition of 'the foodies' guide to brisbane' by Karen Reyment now available, you can discover Brisbane's food secrets with ease.
So if you are interested in knowing where the best bakeries, cheese specialists, wine merchants, chocolatiers and coffee roasters are located, this is the guide for you.
Not only does it cover Brisbane food hotspots but it's an important companion on your next sightseeing trip to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Stanthorpe. There's nothing like bringing back the flavours of a region and now you'll know exactly where to find them.
New in this year's edition is 'foodies' awards' which uncovers some of the best the writers found in their travels. You could do worse than make this a bucket list.
I particularly like the maps section which quickly identifies the location of shops. I often start out with the intention of finding a place thinking I will stumble on it easily and end up getting hopelessly lost. No more!
For the same reason I'll be downloading the book's app so I always have the right information at my fingertips.
Congratulations to Karen Reyment and contributors Mei Yen Chua and Morag Kobez on a job well done.
The 2012 Foodies' Guide to Brisbane, Hardie Grant Books, rrp $19.95