When you think Australian food, do kangaroo, Outback Steakhouse and "throw another shrimp on the barbie" come to mind?
You wouldn't be alone. Australian cuisine is easy to stereotype and difficult to define because it is like the country itself: a rich mixture of cultures, building on its English colonial past and European influences to embrace its Asian neighbors in one big melting pot. And contrary to their laid-back nature, Aussies take their food seriously. (You know the country is full of foodies when the highest-rating TV show is a competitive cooking show on six nights a week.)
You could be eating souvlaki, fettuccine, pho, congee, sashimi, tapas, doner kebab, churrasco, tandoori chicken, bulgogi, coq au vin, pad Thai, pierogi, wiener schnitzel, chilli crab, sauerbraten or chawarma. And you might still be on the same street.
It really could be you on that street because we're giving you the chance to win a 10-day trip to Australia! You could win an amazing epicurean adventure, including airfares, accommodation, winery tours and wine tastings. For all the details, check out Snooth's Australian Vacation Giveaway. All you have to do to enter is to party! Simply celebrate like an fun-and-food-loving Australian with your family and friends.
You can check out our Outstanding Australian Recipes for some inspiration. As the competition closes on January 27, we're going to make it even easier for you to get the flavor of "true-blue tucker" (aka authentic Aussie food). We're going straight to the source and sharing a couple of our favorite Australian food blogs below.
Grab Your Fork
Grab Your Fork's Helen Yee likes to think of her award-winning blog as "a personal photo album of gastronomic memories." And the photos are mouthwateringly good, accompanied by engaging notes showcasing the experienced food journalist's palate.
Visit Grab Your Fork to read more.
Not Quite Nigella
Lorraine Elliott may be Not Quite Nigella, but this domestic goddess's star is on the rise. She left an advertising job and is now living the blogger's dream, with her own book soon out, featuring new, creative recipes. Her warm personality shines through in her writing and interviews with chefs.
Visit Not Quite Nigella to read more.