Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July: Australia

July: Australia

July is Australia month for our food travels.  The calendar has vegemite toast, lamingtons, beer, BBQ snag, balmain bug, meat pie, fish and chips, flat white and peach melba.

Vegemite (some sort of brown paste which is spread on toast) will be the first thing I will look for at the grocery store.  I have always heard it tastes awful but I have always wanted to try it.

Lamingtons sound delicious:  a sponge cake with chocolate and coconut with a layer of cream in between.

Flat white refers to a layer of velvety foam on top of coffee, similar to a cappuccino or latte.

Snag is a colloquialism for sausage on the BBQ or barbie.  And a balmain bug is butterfly fan lobster, a species of slipper lobster.

Meat pie is a popular take-away food.  It's a small pie in a tin, made with minced meat and gravy and the data says Australians consume on average 12 per year.

Peach melba is a dessert of peaches and ice cream with a raspberry sauce, and it was invented for Australian soprano, Nellie Melba.

Will be fun to try a few of these iconic items.


1 comment:

  1. We have a meat pie restaurant here in Buffalo. Let's make a stop during a summertime visit!