These syrupy, coconut and oat crunchers are eaten on Anzac Day to commemorate the soldiers who fought in Gallipoli during World War I.
This traditionally refers to any food that is native to Australia and was used by the island’s original inhabitants, the Aborigines.
The Greek cafes of Melbourne and Sydney introduced locally roasted coffees in 1910 and, believe it or not, Australia actually invented the flat white!
Drovers, swagmen and travellers traditionally baked this soda bread in the coals of a campfire.
We're starting to focus on sustainable, local and environmentally-sound food choices. Chefs like Stephanie Alexander are championing us towards a greener land.
We’re a nation that likes to catch our dinner! In Australia, we get to enjoy delicious fishy fare such as barramundi, flathead, kingfish and King George Whiting.
These apples originated in Sydney in 1868, when Maria Ann Smith created a hybrid by chance.
Most Aussies eat only half the amount of fruit and veggies recommended for good health, but a campaign urging us to have two serves of fruit and five of veg a day could improve the stats.
This vibrant purple stone fruit is native to sub-tropical eastern New South Wales and Queensland and is also known as a ‘daalgaal’ and a ‘gidneywallum’.
Asian food has had a massive impact on Australian cuisine and it’s true that we produce some of the most delicious Japanese sushi, sashimi and noodle dishes in the world.
As of 2010, kangaroo meat was being exported to over 55 countries worldwide. It is produced from both farmed and wild animals and is strong in flavour and tender in consistency.
These sponge cakes covered in chocolate and coconut are often eaten on Australia Day. Lord Lamington, who they were believed to be named after, reportedly hated these cakes.
These nuts come from an Australian evergreen tree. They are high in fat, low in protein and are extremely toxic to dogs!
Many great alcoholic drinks are produced here in Australia, from beer to wine to rum and beyond. Cheers!
Many Australians now gobble fresh oysters, bugs, crabs and prawns on special occasions. Oysters are usually found on every modern Australian cuisine menu.
Debate still rages over whether New Zealand or Australia invented this delicious cream and meringue concoction. We only care that it tastes good!
Everard Ranges women would collect this native peach in bark dishes and tear the fruit up for consumption by the whole Aborigine tribe (Credit: Guido Amrein, Switzerland/Shutterstock.com).
The riberry is a pink, pear shaped fruit. It apparently tastes like cinnamon and can be used for stir fries, sauces and in baking.
The whiff of a sausage sizzle always reminds you you’re in Australia! We love nothing more than to throw snags, steak and any other meat that we can find on the BBQ to enjoy with mates.
Many celebrities (including Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Zac Efron) visiting Australia have confessed that they are obsessed with these chocolate-covered biscuits.
There’s plenty of yummy fresh produce on offer in this country, but sometimes we just want the comfort of fat-filled snacks such as the Australian meat pie, sausage roll or burger with ‘the lot’.
You either love or hate spreading it on your toast! Whether this yeast extract gives you a kick or makes you sick, everyone seems to have a jar of Vegemite in their pantry.
Stars such as Jason Donovan and Katie Price have been forced to chomp on these live bugs on British reality TV show I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, which is filmed in the Queensland jungle.
Developed in Hong Kong for Cantonese cuisine, XO sauce is just one of the many culinary delights that has been concocted on TV phenomenon MasterChef Australia.
For many coastal Australians, pumping the sand for these little crustaceans is one of their most nostalgic childhood memories.
This celebrity patissier likes to keep Aussies happy (and podgy) with his legendary sweet treats such as the cookies and cream millefeuille and the dulce de leche éclair. Heaven...