From a traditional Damper recipe, Meat Pie recipe, and ANZAC Biscuit recipe to the delightfully sweet Pavlova and Lamington recipes, we have a variety of favourite Australian recipes to tempt you.
Australians enjoy cooking and eating a variety of food made for the relaxed Aussie lifestyle. You'll find people throwing a couple of snags on the barbie all year round.
While some foods may sound familiar to Americans, they're often served quite differently.
You'll find a lot of us ordering our hamburgers with a fried egg and bacon along with the standard beetroot (beets). The buns are generally buttered before tomato sauce (ketchup) is added. Yes, we love beetroot on our sandwiches.
Pumpkin isn't for carving Jack-O-Lanterns as is done in the USA for Halloween. It's a regularly eaten vegetable here, baked and served with a main dish or mashed and mixed with potatoes.
Another Aussie favourite is a meat pie or a sausage roll with tomato sauce on top. It's eaten like a sandwich, not with a fork and knife.
Many traditional Australian recipes originated in Great Britain and were adapted over the years to fit the Aussie way of life.
Bush tucker, on the other hand, are local recipes created using Aussie bush foods.
We hope you enjoy our recipes.
In reply to our overseas readers
If you have champagne taste, you'll find fine dining in Australia at same high quality as in other
countries. If you're a backpacker, there are a lot of great take-away shops serving things like fish
& chips to help stretch your budget. And yes, Australia has modern banks and ATMs. Aussies are
happy to help you spend your money while you're here.