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Cooking the Australian way
Germaine, Elizabeth.
Personal Author:
Revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes.
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications , [2004]

Physical Description:
72 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm.
An introduction to the cooking of Australia, featuring such recipes as egg and bacon pie, Anzac biscuits, pumpkin soup, and glazed kiwi tart. Also includes information on the history, geography, customs and people of the "land down under."
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
1070 Lexile.
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TX725.A9 G47 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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As a part of the British Commonwealth, Australia's culture shares many similarities with British culture--and their menu is no exception. Paired with the cuisine of the Aboriginal peoples that first populated the island, Australian dishes often feature meats and fruits, many of which naturally thrive in the warm temperatures found throughout the country. This standard fare has evolved in the years since World War II as more and more immigrants settle down under.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-7-- Students needing to locate distinctive national recipes may have some trouble with Australia due to its British-based diet. Many of the foods mentioned here, such as chips, fruit salad, and roast vegetables, will not be foreign or exotic to American readers. But Germaine and Burckhardt also include recipes for pavlova, anzac biscuits, lamingtons, and other uniquely Australian treats. Oddly, no recipe is provided for meat pies, although this standard food is no more difficult to prepare than kiwi tarts or egg and bacon pie. As is true for all the titles in the series, many of the recipes require extensive adult supervision and advanced cooking skills. Use in conjunction with a reading of Mem Fox's Possum Magic (Abingdon, 1987) for a great Australian program. --Jeanette Larson, Mesquite Public Library, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.