WHEN THE SECOND WORLD WARFINISHED THE GOVERNMENT WANTEDMORE PEOPLE COMING INTOAUSTRALIA THIS WAS TO MAKEAUSTRALIA’S POPULATION BIGGER SOTHEY COULD GET MORE MONEY FROMTAXES. THE GOVERNMENT WASSUCCESSFUL IN GETTING MIGRATESFROM GREECE, ITALY AND BRITAIN.THESE COUNTRIES BROUGHT IN ANINFLUENCE OF THEIR CULTURE,CUSTOMS AND FOOD PATTERNS.
WHEN DID LOTS OF CULTURES COME INTO AUSTRALIA?During the 1970s, there was a lot of migration from Asian countries such asVietnam and Cambodia this had a big impact on the foods and cuisines eatenin Australia. Today in Australia, we have migrants from all parts of the world.All the way until the second world war Britain remained the biggest influence toAustralia’s culture but after that there was a lot of migration which influenceddifferent foods and cultures so Britain was no longer the biggest influence but isnow a main part of Australia’s regular diets still.
WHY DID CULTURES BRING IN FOODS?There are many reasons for cultural foods inAustralia we have a huge range of cultural foodsnow.People moved to Australia to start a new life orlook better opportunities. Even though they hadmoved to a new country they wanted to keep theirbeliefs and culture with them. Food plays a largerole in most religion and culture so they broughttheir foods and cooking processes andtechniques with them.Through time these processes, techniques andfoods started to spread around Australia to formthe regular diet of the average Australian today.
WHY DON’T ALL COUNTRIES HAVE THE SAME DIET?Each of the countries know the best ways to getcheap but good quality foods to sell their states andcommunities. Each country knows how to cook theirown special cultural food such as Italy supplies pastafor almost every country because that is one of theirspecialties. Without the Italians Australia would haveto make their own pasta, which would be moreexpensive, then Italians pasta. Before culturalmigration to Australia we were a very bland countrywith our cuisine. We were strongly influenced by theBritish with our diet.
WHY DON’T ALL COUNTRIES HAVE THE SAME DIET?When the countries started importing their foods aroundthe different countries diets became more mixed but theystill enjoyed their original diet but do eat other foods in theireveryday diets.India and a lot of the Asian countries cook lots of rice andcurry. If you went to Thailand you wouldn’t find all the foodsyou would in Australia because of different reasons suchas…• Different religious beliefs• Different resources• Different availability• Different climates
WHY DON’T ALL COUNTRIES HAVE THE SAME DIET?Countries are able to have food imported to make itconvenient for tourists and other travelers.It is tricky to grow rice in Australia because it is hot and drybut in china there are many rice fields that get flooded withwater. So rice becomes a strong part of their everyday diet.Australia has many farms that grow crops like vegetablesso that becomes a big part of our diet we also have lots ofdairy farms so cheese, milk and butter all become a regularpart of our diet.