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A Timeline of Australian Food: From Mutton to MasterChef
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Jan O'Connell
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A Timeline of Australian Food: From Mutton to MasterChef

Jan O'Connell


New South Books

Food & society


256 pages

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ABBEY’S BOOKSELLER PICK —— This bright, breezy book is a delicious smorgasbord of facts and local histories, served with a liberal side dish of archival photographs! Chronicling 150 years of Australian cuisine, every page contains something that surprises or delights. A random sample: Dolly Varden cake (1880), Neenish tarts (1901), Aeroplane Jelly (1927), fairy bread (1929), the first shopping mall (1957), Tim Tams (1964), the first chardonnay vines (1973). And if you want a recipe for Anzac Biscuits, French Onion Dip or Deep-Fried Camembert, you’ll find that too. Guaranteed to satisfy! Lindy Jones


A Timeline of Australian Food takes readers on a tasty and sometimes surprising culinary journey through 150 years of Australian food. Lavishly illustrated, this tasty book looks at what we've eaten, how we've shopped, and how we've produced and prepared our food, decade by decade, through depression, war and times of abundance. 

Within the lifetime of today's Baby Boomers, there have been revolutionary changes in how we eat. The standard Anglo-Irish staples of meat and potatoes haven't disappeared, but they've been joined by pizza and pho, kimchi and kebabs. Whereas once we had two takeaway options - fish and chips - now they're endless.

Never bland, this is history in digestible chunks with big helpings of tasty trivia and a generous dash of nostalgia. How did Tim Tams get their name? Why was Australia's first commercial olive oil produced in a prison? Why were revolving restaurants so popular? You'll come back wanting a second helping!

By:   Jan O'Connell
Imprint:   New South Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 171mm, 
ISBN:   9781742235349
ISBN 10:   1742235344
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   December 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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