Australian food culture
Australia has a rich variety of food and drinks. Migrants from all over the world immigrated to Australia and brought their culinary traditions with them. Australia has an abundance of fresh food all year round. Menus included seafood, native game and vegetables, as well as native fruits and nuts. The influx of migrants from Europe and America during the gold rushes of the 1850s actually spurred the drinking of coffee.
Special Australian food
Sweet and finely flavoured Sydney rock oysters could be found on any of the shores of Sydney Harbour.
Across the colonies, a native kangaroo was preferable to salted meat and was one of the main sources of meat. In Adelaide in 1845 high demand for kangaroo from the new settlers pushed the price to an “extraordinary” nine pence per pound.
1 pence = 0,11 kg.
1 pound = 11,21 kr
Seafood is popular in Australia along with large portions of meat such as beef or lamb roasts. Australia has also wonderful fruits and vegetables. As was told earlier. In Australia, a day of food would maybe look like this...
Breakfast = Cereal and toast or eggs and bacon
Lunch= Sandwiches, salad, and fruit
Dinner= Meat or seafood with vegetables
3 of the traditional foods
Vegemite is black spread made from yeast extract plus salt and is spread on toast or sandwiches.
Meat Pie approximately 260 million meat pies are eaten by Australians every year.
Lamingtons sponge cake cube desserts coated with chocolate and coconut.
Australia celebrates many of the same holidays as we in the western world celebrate, as easter and Christmas. But they also have a pair of traditions that are special for their country. Such as…
Anzac day- 25 April.
Anzac stands for the Australian and new Zealand army corps. It's set to honour Australians who died in a war. It is probably considered the most important nation occasion. This day is very important to Australian people and it already starts at dawn. These ceremonies are held at war memorials in Austrailia. These ceremonies include the introduction, a hymn, a prayer, and address, laying of wreaths, recitation, a period of silence, and the National Anthem.
Austrailian day - 26 January
This holiday is the anniversary of when the English declared the Australians to their own colony in 26 of January 1788.
Boxing day - 26 December
This day is a public tradition many people spend at the beach, some see it as an extend to Christmas break.