of Australian Cuisine
Hamburger with beetroot
John Dory fillets
Pea and ham soup
iconic Australian food is Vegemite, which is served on toast. Other
unique or iconic national foods include macadamia nuts; Violet Crumble,
a honeycomb chocolate bar; Cherry Ripe; Jaffas, chocolate with an
orange-flavoured confectionery shell; the Chiko Roll, a deep-fried
savoury roll similar to a spring roll. Other popular Australian
foods include Tim Tams, a chocolate biscuit; musk sticks; fairy
bread which is buttered bread with hundreds and thousands; lamingtons;
and the commercial breakfast cereal Weet-Bix.
Pavlova is an iconic and popular dessert in Australia.
ANZAC biscuits and the pavlova are considered by some to be Australian
national foods, although while the oldest known named recipe for
pavlova is from New Zealand, its often said in the Australian history
that the dessert took its name from Anna Pavlova at the Esplanade
Hotel in Perth during a tour of the state where she danced "as
light as air" in reference to the light meringue.
the pattern of foods named after famous singers and dancers, Dame
Nellie Melba also has several dishes named after her; well known
is Melba toast and the Peach Melba, but also less well known is
the Chicken Melba, recipes of which can be found in Larousse Gastronomique.
meat pie (minced beef in a beef gravy, enclosed in a baked flaky
pastry shell about 10 cm across) is a well-known take away item.
Popular variants include steak, onion, and mash potato on top of
a traditional pie instead of a pastry top.
Kangaroo meat is widely available in Australia, although it is not
among the most commonly eaten meats. Kangaroo meat can be found
in restaurants, some supermarkets and butchers. In old fashioned
colonial recipes, it was treated much like ox tail, and braised
until tender forming a rich gravy. It is available today in various
cuts and sausages. Also eaten is emu meat and crocodile meat.Products
are now available in supermarkets made of kangaroo and emu meat.
is a traditional Australian soda bread prepared by swagmen, drovers
and other travellers. It is a wheat flour based bread, traditionally
baked in the coals of a campfire.
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