Jill Dupleix & Terry Durack
Claim to fame: She's the food editor and he's the restaurant critic for The Sydney Morning Herald. Together this husband-and-wife team produces The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.
Why they matter: The Good Food Guide is indispensible--it is Sydney's restaurant bible. Chefs who lose a toque (on a scale of one to three) nearly lose their heads. Some pundits say that Rockpool's demotion in the 2000 edition is what made its owner, chef Neil Perry, consolidate his far-flung operations earlier this year.