What do Australians eat? All types of food, a truly diverse range of dishes are on the menu.
With people coming from extremely diverse backgrounds, it is very hard to say that there is a specific cuisine.
But of course there are dishes which can be considered as typical Australian food.
People eat a lot of red meat, especially beef. And no wonder, as the beef in this country is among the best in the world. Lamb is also a favourite food and so is pork.
Chicken and fish are very important in Australian diet. Pulses and vegetables are eaten as side dishes or as mains. It all depends on tastes and habits.
During the week most people have their breakfast on the run. Cereals and milk are a quick and easy solution for brekkie, if you want to use an Australian slang. A vegemite sandwich is a pretty popular and easy breakfast or snack.
Then on the way to work they pick a cup of coffee or latte. Australian food culture includes the cafe culture with infinite varieties of the strong beverage.
For those who love the black hot beverage but want to avoid staying awake late at night, mix your coffee with the Australian native roasted wattle seed. Your cuppa will have a nice chocolatey and nutty taste that enhances its flavour.
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If breakfast is on the rush on weekdays, weekends are for the lavish breakfast with bacon and eggs, roasted tomatoes, freshly squeezed juice, fluffy pancakes with blueberries and honey or ice cream, yum...
Some carry their lunch box at work. It is mainly sandwiches, wraps or left-overs from the previous night's dinner.
Others go to food courts or small eateries and have a quick dish. The variety is overwhelming: Chinese stir fries, Vietnamese or Thai food, Indian curries, Italian pasta, Turkish kebabs are just some examples.
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This is the main meal of the day. It can be pasta, stir fry, steak, fish, salads. Generally something that can be ready quickly.
Sometimes it is take away food: pizza or a frozen meal picked at the supermarket. Though with a high incidence of obesity in Australia and lots of cooking shows, more and more people are spending time in the kitchen making fresh food.
The roast has its special place, on Sundays. There's more time available to cook a family meal and everyone is at home to sit together around the dinner table.
Make sure to check out other interesting pages about food and eating:
Local food history
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