IT’S always a challenge when people ask me what a typical Australian dish is. I tell them: “It’s all the best dishes from each country around the world”. Our great country was built on diversity; people from across the globe have created the dynamic culture we have today. Many left their shores with very few personal possessions, but a large collection of recipes and cooking techniques to remind them of their homeland.
However, the perfect finale to any Australian feast has to be the Pavlova, despite the Kiwi’s laying a claim to be the inventor of this quintessentially Aussie dish. The abundance of tropical fruits like fresh mango, pawpaw, bananas and passion fruit are just a few of our prized delights.