National Dishes

//National Dishes

“It is not strange that so far ingenuity, universal approval, or general
consensus of opinion, call it what you will, has not up till the present
given us an Australian national dish? Although tea and damper instinctively
arise in the mind when the matter is referred to, yet I take it that we
would all repel such an accusation if leveled against us”

Excerpt from The art of living in Australia.
Philip E. Muskett, 1893

123 years later we are still pondering on that question!

Grills and pavlovas

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine Ryland claims that Australian cuisine is ‘an aggregation of recipes, styles and techniques from all over the world, using a wide range of fresh and original ingredients.’ He refers to our cooking style as a ‘globalised international cuisine’, which occurred through migration and active importation. There is no [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Immigration, National Dishes, Regional Cooking|0 Comments

Q&A with Chef Clinton McIver

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine Australian processed food, beverage and fresh produce are valued and highly sought after in the world, in particular in China. Being the world’s most populated country and the second largest economy, China is a key importer of Australian premium foods. Since 2014, it is estimated that China has become [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|National Dishes, Produce, The Word in the Kitchen|0 Comments

Australian distillers use native plants to add own distinct flavour to global gin craze

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine In the recent past, gin was considered an old-fashioned drink. As part of the global craft movement, a new generation of distillers are embracing gin as a rediscovered tradition and are searching for new frontiers. By producing gin with a native Aussie twist, Australian distillery companies are internationally competing [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|National Dishes|0 Comments


 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine Vegemite is an iconic household brand, which is a result of the process of industrialisation of food in Australia. As part of our food heritage, Vegemite is one of the Aussie food staples that helps to create a sense of identity of Australian cuisine. Vegemite’s widespread popularity [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|National Dishes|0 Comments

Sydney seafood chowder challenge

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine Derived from the word chaudière, which described a pot or cauldron, typically used to make fish stews dating back over five hundred years, chowder is largely not known to be associated with the early colonial dishes of Sydney. The Chowder Challenge saw a range of modern interpretations from [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|National Dishes|0 Comments

New festival celebrates a great Australian culinary icon – the dinky-di pie

Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine AussieCuisine works towards representing Australian gastronomy by identifying and creating awareness of its diverse national dishes. The AussieCuisine team believes that we should be proud of our food, as our national dishes, even one as simple as the iconic meat pie, provide us with a strong sense of identity. [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|National Dishes|0 Comments

Oysters, our national dish

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine Oysters are one of Australia’s national dishes. It has been a popular food for over 30.000 years as they were a staple Aboriginal food along shorelines and coastal waterways of New South Wales. Its culinary use occurred as a by-product of the construction industry in the colonial period [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|National Dishes|0 Comments