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Australian Food

Australian culture food
Australian Food, the cocktail of different culture is famousfor its miscellany rich cuisines. Traditionally Australian cuisines were based on British cooking from its conception.
Later Australian-cookery was enriched with multi-cultural contribution made by German, Italian, Greek, Asian and South African immigrant communities. The inhabitants of Australia are fond of both veg and non-veg foods consisting pies, roasted cuts of meat, grilled steak and chops, and other forms of meat generally accompanied by vegetables For centuries the native Australians are using the fruits and plants growing in their local lands to make mouth-watering delicacies like, Calamari seasoned with lemon myrtle, Lemon myrtle linguine tossed with local scallops and prawns, Native spinach fettuccine with Springs Smoked Salmon with creamy bush tomato and macadamia sauce etc.



Some of the essential ingredients of Australian delicacies are :-
Lemon myrtle: Fresh leaf or ground dried leaf of the Lemon Myrtle tree
Mountain Pepper: ground leaf or berries of the mountain pepper tree
Native spinach: Local spinach growing in coastal areas
Bush tomatoes: small tomato-like fruits, also called desert raising
Macadamia nuts: a nut, native of Australia, now grown in other places
Wattle seed: A small, oval, black variety of the Acacia seed. Wattle seed is used in

Some of the traditional Australian bakeries are:-

Damper: A damper is traditional yeast-less Australian bread.
Lamingtons: A chocolate coated cube of sponge cake rolled in desiccated coconut usually served with whipped cream and afternoon tea.
Pavlova: This is a confection of sugar and egg white meringue, covered with delicious whipped cream and seasonal fruits.
Anzac Biscuits: A hard and crisp biscuit of rolled oats and molasses.
Soldier\'s Cake: A long keeping boiled fruit cake.

Some of the typical Australian desserts are as follows:-
Anzac biscuits
Frozie cup
Lamingtons Pavlova
Vanilla slice
Wide variety of Australian seafood and barbecues are also popular at weekend family gatherings.

www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/foodanddrink
www.igourmet.com/australianfood.asp



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