And Tonight We Eat Like Royalty
The food scene in Australia has been quite the adventure so far in our journey. We have been able to try exotic meats such as kangaroo and emu. However, some of Australia’s staple foods include meat (chicken, beef, or pork) pies and vegemite on toast (don’t you dare even think of trying this) which is pretty much an extremely salty jam. Breakfast, or breakie, is often eaten in a cafe because Aussies love a good cup of coffee and a biscuit in the morning. Lunch is typically brought to work, but it is not uncommon to go out with your coworkers. Dinner is typically eaten at home with your family unless it is a weekend which is when Aussies go out to eat before the club. All meals are eaten around the same time as meals in the United States, but what I have learned is that Aussies will never pass up another cup of coffee or tea. There are a few food festivals throughout the year in which chefs throughout Australia will come to one city to compete and show off their new recipes. Aussies typically go to a local supermarket or flea market to get fruits and vegetables at a reduced price. My favorite foods so far have been emu and meat pies. I have also experimented with a few new fruits and I have found custard apples to be extremely delicious.