Tuesday, January 22, 2008
An Australian Day
Australia Day is fast coming up, it's on this Saturday, the 26th in fact. Sam Kekovich, an ex Australian rules footballer, has been driving us mad with his spruiking of lamb, that quintessential Australian meat.
Some time ago I wrote a post asking what is Australian cuisine. Well I still don't know, but I'm going to cook an Australian dish this Saturday, one I've been thinking about for a while now. It occurred to me that a few of you might have some ideas about Aussie food and how it's developing as a style, with dishes, that to you, speak of Australia.
If you would like to join me, you would be very welcome. Just do a post that features an Australian dish, pop the name, An Australian Day somewhere in the post, link back here, and I will do a round up in about a weeks time. Hopefully you can do something on Australia Day, but don't fuss if you can't, we are extremely laconic around here. The dish doesn't have to feature a distinctly Australian food, but you must be able to show a context of sorts, again, we are very accepting of what that would constitute. Nor do you need to be Australian to enter, just show us what your idea of Australian food is, a well cooked shrimp on the barbie, Hogan style, for instance.
The dish I'm doing is absolutely Australian, but in my research, noted that some sneaky Americans have tried to claim it as their own, but on the 26th, it's coming home.