What Really IS Australian Cuisine?


By: Marley Spoon / 30/08/2017

This spring, we are celebrating the many cultures and cuisines that make this country so great...and tasty! With a suite of seven recipes that follow the waves of immigration to Australia by different nationalities, the dishes will incorporate ingredients typically used in cooking by the different groups. Cooking first with native Australian flavours all the way through to a Syrian-inspired dish, the menu seeks to celebrate Australian multiculturalism and just how good it is to live in a diverse community. From lemon myrtle, to Worcestershire sauce, fish bun, numbing Sichuan pepper, spanakopita, ragu and Syrian spiced lamb, the flavours criss cross the globe several times.Each of the seven dishes were developed in house by our team, and are delivered into homes with local, fresh and pre-portioned ingredients to be cooked up in 30 minutes.Culinary director, Evan Murphy, says that the inspiration for the menu focus came from a question the team often ask themselves when writing recipes:“When asked the question “what is Modern Australian cuisine?”, the answer is pretty hard to articulate - and the word “fusion” is often tacked on the end because we often mix so much together!

““Modern Australian” could really refer to a lot of cuisines, given the many cultures that exist in Australia. We offer 12 different recipes every single week for our customers, so we work with lots of different flavours all the time.

“For this menu, however, we’re going a little deeper into the cuisines and looking at the typical pantries of these nationalities and telling more of a story about how the mix of ingredients develop into the flavour profile of a whole country!”

The recipes are available to order this week and will run through until mid-October:- Lemon Myrtle and Macadamia Chicken with Brown Butter (Indigenous Australia) - Lancashire Lamb Hotpot with Mushy Peas (British) - Hot and Numbing Eggplant and Tofu with Black Vinegar (Chinese) - Lamb Ragu Pasta with Mint and Lemon Gremolata (Italian) - Vietnamese Fish Bun Cha (Vietnamese) - Cheat's Spanakopita with Greek Salad (Greek) - Syrian Lamb and Zucchini with Fattoush Salad (Syrian)

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