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Why Australian coffee is the best in the world – and where to drink it

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine Aussies are obsessed with the perfect cup of coffee (and the perfect cafe style breakfast). The unique Aussie coffee culture developed from cafes firstly established in Australia by Greek and Italian immigrants between the 1930's to the 1960's. Cafes are deeply ingrained in Australian society, and having breakfast/brunch and [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Popular Culture|0 Comments

The convict ration

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine The convicts’ diet at Hyde Park barracks between the 1820s and 1840s provides us a snapshot of the harsh environment of the early Australian settlers. Food was regarded as a scarce product and the regular food allowance set by the British government provided the convicts with basic fuel for survival [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Our Culinary Journey|0 Comments

Inside Brae: Dan Hunter on sustainability, Australian ingredients and the pressure of being at the top

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine Chef Dan Hunter has been developing a “strong, identifiable cuisine that is only Australian” in his Victorian award-winning restaurant Brae. In search of Australia’s own culinary identity, Australian chefs like Hunter are widely adopting local produce and native ingredients on their menus. Top Australian chefs are employing their creativity [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Australian Chefs|0 Comments

Study: Aussie food & beverage marketers focusing too much on Christmas & Easter

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine Our modern eating habits reflect the zeitgeist of the time. In a fast-paced world, people tend to be more individualistic and a solitary fast-food quick bite can be a common event. Family meals are becoming crucial for reconnecting as a shared group experience. The research reveals that ‘the vast [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Popular Culture|0 Comments

Aussies around the world: where the top chefs eat when they visit home

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine The skills of Australian chefs can be influenced by their personal experience, as they can imprint a subjective interpretation in their style of cooking. Chefs tend to cook food they appreciate and it is invariably connected to their childhood memories of family meals. The expertise of Australian chefs is [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Australian Chefs|0 Comments

Jock Zonfrillo’s foundation launches new partnership

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine High-profile Australian chefs have been the pioneers of the ‘bush foods revolution’. They have been promoting native ingredients by actively using them on their menus. Indigenous plants are also becoming increasingly available on supermarket shelfs, as a sign that they have been commercially grown as opposed to wildly sourced. [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Indigenous Influences|0 Comments

Parrot pie and possum curry – how colonial Australians embraced native food

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine Parrot pie and possum curry – how colonial Australians embraced native food. But only because they had to!! British settlers needed to engage with the edible flora and fauna of the continent almost immediately upon arrival. Cooks – mainly women – relied on traditional British methods to transform these [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|Our Culinary Journey|0 Comments

The Australian paleo diet: which native animals should we be eating?

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine ‘If Australians are to start reducing our dependence on introduced animals, then we need to ensure that our choices are ethical, humane and environmental’, points out Garvey. According to the author’s research, macropod (kangaroo and wallaby) meats are a great source of high-quality lean protein, rich in iron [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Indigenous Influences|0 Comments

Neil Perry, Peter Gilmore and other celebrity chefs join restaurant conglomerates

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine Rockpool Dining Group, Merivale, Solotel, Lucas Group, Fink Group and other large restaurant groups are now dominating the restaurant scene in Australia. While these restaurant groups are tough competition to the individual owner-operated restaurants, they also show leadership and innovation for our industry. Often they have more capacity [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Australian Chefs|0 Comments

Chinese chefs learn Australian cooking as demand for Western cuisine grows

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine Respecting foreign food cultures encourages dialogue and understanding, as it brings people together. Chinese food has become very popular in the western world and has promoted China as a tourist destination. Therefore, good Western food should also be available to their visitors and to the fast growing Chinese [...]

By | July 2nd, 2017|Australian Chefs|0 Comments