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#1 Tue 13 Feb 07 7:21am

matt_and_sersy

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Australian Classics

I am moving to Australia soon and need to brush up on the local delicacies.

Any ideas

Many thanks

Matt  smile

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#2 Tue 13 Feb 07 1:37pm

Gibba

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Re: Australian Classics

Hey bud,

I'll say it before someone else does... anything you can "sling" on the barbecue :-)

Gibba

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#3 Tue 13 Feb 07 7:28pm

gregandjanine

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Re: Australian Classics

Where are you moving to????

Janine

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#4 Tue 13 Feb 07 7:49pm

gregandjanine

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From Brisbane Australia
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Re: Australian Classics

I am just thinking...

Australia is 'multiculteral' so you can choose many cuisines from all over the world in our cities. It is the best!

things that may be quitissentially 'australian'?

Pavlova
Cheesecake
BBQ's
Deep fried Mars Bars
Beer - VB vs XXXX vs Toohey's. Gotta be cold
the beach
and a picnic - but maybe too much sand filled so you just buy fish and chips across the road.
surfing
swimming
for the more refined.... grazing through the wineries in the different states... Vic - Yarra Valley and Rutherglen, SA - Barossa, southern vales, Clare, Coonawarra, Perth - Margaret River, NSW - Hunter Valley, QLD - near stanthorpe ( I think)... just to name a few
If you want to get 'real' australian - Bush tucker
lots of salads... to go with the BBQ meat/fish


this list could become endless.....
hope this can be a start for you... and many can add heaps more.
Janine

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#5 Tue 13 Feb 07 8:05pm

Mrs Gibba

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Re: Australian Classics

Hi Matt wave

He's moving to Brisbane or there abouts

What about Lamingtons???

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#6 Wed 14 Feb 07 12:20am

matt_and_sersy

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Re: Australian Classics

Hiya,

Yup, moving to Brisbane.  My girlfriend (Sersy) lives there  smile

She learning some new things to cook and I'm sure they'll be...erm great  puke , hehe, love you baby  wink

Cheers G, should've expected that :P

Oh yeah, I'll need pointers as I'm allergic to nuts and fish.

Many thanks

Matt smile

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#7 Wed 14 Feb 07 2:07am

gregandjanine

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Re: Australian Classics

I forgot Lamingtons.... how could I?  shocked

if you are coming to Brisbane you will love the alfresco dining culture we have here.....

Some areas to explore....

Wilston Rd, Wilston
Park Road, Milton
Rosalie
Paddington

Living Northside, these are the precints we mostly frequent...

Maybe if you dine in some of these precints, it may give you an idea about what you like and what you would like to replicate at home. I don't know that we have an 'australian' cuisine'. Because we are so multiculteral, we tend to eat very widely with lots of tastes being influenced by our neighbours. Of course, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian tend to be the most popular. There are a few restaurants that are european in nature...italian mostly..... french.....  Lebonese is another cuisine that is up and coming...  a lot of people like Japanese....

At home in a VERY general sense we tend to be very european in our cooking.... roasts, BBQ's- especially in QLD because of the weather, Casseroles, we cook lots of stir frys and pasta - spag bol and lasagne.     Thai curries also are very easy to replicate at home and so easy to cook. It also depends on what part of the world you hail from as well and how your tastes are influenced.

Good luck with your move and welcome to the land down under....
Janine

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