Australian cuisine refers to the cuisine of Australia and its indigenous and colonial
societies. Indigenous Australians have occupied the lands of Australia for some
40000–60000 years, during which time they developed a unique hunter gatherer
diet, known as "bush tucker", drawn from regional Australian flora and fauna—
such as the kangaroo.
During the week most people have their breakfast on
the run. Cereals and milk are a quick and easy solution
for brake, if you want to use an Australian slang. A
vegemite sandwich is a pretty popular and easy
breakfast or snack.
Then on the way to work they pick a cup of coffee or
latte. Australian food culture includes the cafe culture
with infinite varieties of the strong beverage.
For those who love the black hot beverage but want to
avoid staying awake late at night, mix your coffee with
the Australian native roasted wattle seed. Your cup a
will have a nice chocolate and nutty taste that enhances
Some carry their lunch box at work. It is mainly sandwiches,
wraps or left-overs from the previous night's dinner.
Others go to food courts or small eateries and have a quick dish.
The variety is overwhelming: Chinese stir fries, Vietnamese or
Thai food, Indian curries, Italian pasta, Turkish kebabs are just
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What Do Australians Eat for Dinner?
This is the main meal of the day. It can be pasta, stir fry,
steak, fish, salads. Generally something that can be ready
Sometimes it is take away food: pizza or a frozen meal
picked at the supermarket. Though with a high incidence of
obesity in Australia and lots of cooking shows, more and
more people are spending time in the kitchen making fresh
The roast has its special place, on Sundays. There's more
time available to cook a family meal and everyone is at
home to sit together around the dinner table.
What is Vegemite?
Vegemite is a thick salty spread made from yeast leftovers after brewing beer. Generations of Australians
have enjoyed it since 1923. The date is proudly
mentioned on all vegemite jars.
As some one new to traditional Aussie food, chances are
that you may not like it at the beginning. But it grows
Spread some butter on a hot piece of toast and top it
with a very, very thin layer of vegemite. You will soon
understand why it is one of Australia favorite foods.
Pavlova is a meringue cake named after the
famous Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. Bake
it at home or buy it off the shelf, top it with
whipped cream and fresh fruit. A delicious
dessert, it goes well with a glass of bubbly
Wash your hands and face before sitting down.
Come to the table when called.
No books at the table.
Sit up straight, knees down and forward facing to the table. Sit on your
Wait until everyone is seated and served before beginning Grace.
Wait until Grace is said before beginning eating. Do not interrupt during
Don't interrupt conversations; wait your turn to talk.
Only engage in 'polite table talk.
Look after other people; do not help yourself only.
Ask politely for dishes to be passed. Never reach across the table.
Do not be greedy.
Keep your elbows off table.
Turn your head away from table and cover your mouth to sneeze or cough.
Wipe your hands on your napkin, not your shirt or tablecloth,
Never chew with your mouth open.
Never talk with a mouth full of food.
Use utensils quietly without banging them on the table or plate.
Use a bread and butter plate for your bread.
Do not eat off your knife.
Ask to be excused from the table before you leave.
Thank your hostess for the meal, thank all for their company.
Clear your plate from the table and take it into the kitchen.
Steak with blood
Bacon and eggs
Australians and people around the world are changing
what they eat because of the rising cost of food,
according to a new global survey released today by
international aid agency Oxfam as part of its new
Some 62 per cent of Australians surveyed are no longer
eating the same foods they did two years ago, and 39
per cent of them attributed this to rising food prices.
The survey was conducted by international research
consultancy GlobeScan and involved 16,000 people in
17 countries including Australia, Brazil, Germany,
Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands,
Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Spain,
Tanzania, UK and the USA.
Vedzhimayt - is processed yeast, brown mass
with a pungent odor and very salty. Spread on
bread very thin layer.
Meat pie-meat patties in the form of baskets of
dough on top of a basket, too, closed test.
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