Modern Australian Cuisine

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Sam

Adelaide, Australia

#1 May 31, 2012
Hey, If you could offer your thoughts on some of the questions listed below or just on modern Australian cuisine in general, that would be greatly appreciated.

Questions:
1. What do you believe Australian cuisine is?

2. What flavours/ingredients/technique s do you believe to be ‘Australian? Why?

3. Do you believe that currently, Australia lacks its own food identity?

4.(If you answered no to question 3) What food cultures do you believe have shaped Australia’s current food identity? In what ways have they shaped Australia’s food identity?

5. Do you believe that currently there is a lack of knowledge about what Australian cuisine is in the Australian community? Why?

6. Do you believe that Australian’s should be more aware of what Australian cuisine really is? In what ways do you think this can be achieved?

7. Do you believe that modern Australian cuisine can be classified as ‘bush tucker’ or is this a misconception of the Australian public?

“NO ANZUS”

Since: Nov 10

Southern California

#2 May 31, 2012
Like old Australian cuisine. Oh my god there is nothing like a Australian meat pie. Delicious. Australian ketchup called sauce really works.

Pasties. Like pie but has vegetables. Amazing. Nothing like it in US but you can get it in London.

Americans generally don't eat lamb but I'm telling you go to Australia have a lamb chop. Incredible.

Had this thing called passion fruit and pavlova. GREAT. Thats Australian cuisine.

Today Australia is rich and snobby so they have all these asian dishes and call it Australian.

Bush tucker. Heard kangaroo tail very nice. Not politically correct. Very healthy.

So answer to question OZ cuisine pies and pasties. New oz cuisine reflects oz richer lifestyle.

Since: Oct 11

South Porcupine, Canada

#3 Jun 1, 2012
Mr Humbert wrote:
Like old Australian cuisine. Oh my god there is nothing like a Australian meat pie. Delicious. Australian ketchup called sauce really works.
Pasties. Like pie but has vegetables. Amazing. Nothing like it in US but you can get it in London.
Americans generally don't eat lamb but I'm telling you go to Australia have a lamb chop. Incredible.
Had this thing called passion fruit and pavlova. GREAT. Thats Australian cuisine.
Today Australia is rich and snobby so they have all these asian dishes and call it Australian.
Bush tucker. Heard kangaroo tail very nice. Not politically correct. Very healthy.
So answer to question OZ cuisine pies and pasties. New oz cuisine reflects oz richer lifestyle.
Just in case you are ever in the U.P. in Michigan, some of the best pasties I've ever had were from there. Alot of the people are descendants of Cornish immigrant's who moved there to work in the mines.

“NO ANZUS”

Since: Nov 10

Southern California

#4 Jun 1, 2012
Yank Oliver wrote:
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Michigan, some of the best pasties I've ever had were from there. Alot of the people are descendants of Cornish immigrant's who moved there to work in the mines.
Amazing. Love them. Can't get them in Southern Cal. Got to travel 20 miles to get Aussie meat pie.

YANK OLIVER. My Kings! I'm so excited.King never won it. We made finals in 93 with Gretsky but lost to Habs. Now we are up 1-0 against Jersey. Do Canadians want LA to win? Hope so because Canucks were best team. They had injuries.

“NO ANZUS”

Since: Nov 10

Southern California

#5 Jun 1, 2012
One other thing Oliver. Cornish pastie was made for the miners. Can eat pastie with one hand. Useless trivia I know.
Mojo

Australia

#6 Jun 1, 2012
Mr Humbert wrote:
One other thing Oliver. Cornish pastie was made for the miners. Can eat pastie with one hand. Useless trivia I know.
Dont forget how we celebrate with "fosters & onions"

Since: Oct 11

South Porcupine, Canada

#7 Jun 2, 2012
Mr Humbert wrote:
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Amazing. Love them. Can't get them in Southern Cal. Got to travel 20 miles to get Aussie meat pie.
YANK OLIVER. My Kings! I'm so excited.King never won it. We made finals in 93 with Gretsky but lost to Habs. Now we are up 1-0 against Jersey. Do Canadians want LA to win? Hope so because Canucks were best team. They had injuries.
I imagine it's an even split as to who Canadians are supporting for the cup.

As far as pasties go I'm a lucky SOB. My wife's grandmother taught her how to make them years ago. I love them with beer and plenty of HP sauce.

I guess you guys get the real Mexican food. I love it it's another thing that goes good with beer lol.
sid

Brisbane, Australia

#8 Jun 2, 2012
Mr Humbert wrote:
Like old Australian cuisine. Oh my god there is nothing like a Australian meat pie. Delicious. Australian ketchup called sauce really works.
Pasties. Like pie but has vegetables. Amazing. Nothing like it in US but you can get it in London.
Americans generally don't eat lamb but I'm telling you go to Australia have a lamb chop. Incredible.
Had this thing called passion fruit and pavlova. GREAT. Thats Australian cuisine.
Today Australia is rich and snobby so they have all these asian dishes and call it Australian.
Bush tucker. Heard kangaroo tail very nice. Not politically correct. Very healthy.
So answer to question OZ cuisine pies and pasties. New oz cuisine reflects oz richer lifestyle.
Meat pies are not called meat pies in australia, they are called "dogs eyes" or "mystery bags" or sometimes just "road kill" and sauce is not sauce it is "dead horse".

Since: Oct 11

South Porcupine, Canada

#9 Jun 2, 2012
sid wrote:
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Meat pies are not called meat pies in australia, they are called "dogs eyes" or "mystery bags" or sometimes just "road kill" and sauce is not sauce it is "dead horse".
I don't think I'd ask for dogs eyes in Korea LOL!

I'm guessing dogs eyes, meat pies is part of Cockney rhyming slang!
poo

Adelaide, Australia

#10 Jun 25, 2012
1. Things like barbeques and meats of national animals.
2. Australian meats; we're renowned for a plain cuisine, but can be made unique by our unique meats. e.g. Kangaroo steak
3. Yes.
4. Italian culture greatly shapes food identities worldwide because their foods are so versatile and prevalent. I also think the basic diet of English peope shapes the Australian cuisine because they settled us.
5. Not really, I just think a traditional and outstandingly Australian cuisine hasn't been established. Without this, there can be no knowledge.
6. By promoting "Australian" eating or establishing a traditional dish.
7. No, people in australia traditionally don't eat 'bush tucker' unless they are an Indigenous person living traditionally or an Australian person adopting this lifestyle. We don't eat grubs, wombats, etc. in our everyday lives.
Jimmy

Semaphore, Australia

#11 Jun 25, 2012
Sam wrote:
Hey, If you could offer your thoughts on some of the questions listed below or just on modern Australian cuisine in general, that would be greatly appreciated.
Questions:
1. What do you believe Australian cuisine is?
Meat and potato, stuff grown on the land, but also the foods that have come from overseas

2. What flavours/ingredients/technique s do you believe to be ‘Australian? Why?
cooking in the fire, bbq, because I've grown up with it as being 'Australian'

3. Do you believe that currently, Australia lacks its own food identity?
No

4.(If you answered no to question 3) What food cultures do you believe have shaped Australia’s current food identity? In what ways have they shaped Australia’s food identity?
Within Australia there is, but outside the country everyone thinks "shrimp on the barbie" or other things of the sort, which in turn create an identity for Australia, however not being overly accurate.

5. Do you believe that currently there is a lack of knowledge about what Australian cuisine is in the Australian community? Why?
Yes, because people have the unchanged views of pre ww2, it has changed dramatically since then with all the immigrants coming in.

6. Do you believe that Australian’s should be more aware of what Australian cuisine really is? In what ways do you think this can be achieved?
Yes, people should be made aware. Ad campaigns, education, all Australian restaurants, etc.

7. Do you believe that modern Australian cuisine can be classified as ‘bush tucker’ or is this a misconception of the Australian public?
Misconception... a lot of it can be classed as that though
Intellect

Sydney, Australia

#12 Jun 25, 2012
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