It’s 17 days of eating, drinking... and eating. Here are our tips for getting the best out of the fest

1. How to cope with a hangover at work
If you can’t not drink, and you can’t not work and you find yourself a little dusty at the office mid-fest, try the following: hydrate, delegate, isolate (wear headphone – you won’t be interrupted) and if all else fails, spike your Berocca with gin.

2. Who we’re stalking
Magnus Nilsson (pictured) – because he raises beasts and razes potatoes for 12 seat restaurant Fäviken Magasinet in far north Sweden in -40 degrees. And we’re pretty sure he’s a viking. Hamer Hall. Sun Mar 10, 2pm. $65.

3. The non-festival event you shouldn’t forget
The folks at Touche Hombre are bringing over Mexican street food boss Richard Ampudia from NYC during, but not as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. You hear that? They're going rogue! And we like that. Almost as much as we like that the party they're throwing will involve dancers, magicians, musicians and tacos on the roof. It's the 8th of March and entry is free. 

4. Where to do some celebrity chef stalking.
First, stalking is illegal. Second, try Bar Di Stasio, Ombra and Gerald’s Bar.

5. Recovery
It’s over, you’re fat. Let military-style personal trainer Nathan Schrag boss you back into shape. Around Frankston. 0407 167 800. First session free.

First published on 8 Feb 2013. Updated on 15 Apr 2013.

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