Australia’s short history has resulted in an exciting and evolving food and drink culture

Australian Food

Australians are passionate about their food. This nation has a long history of migration, so it is no surprise that our “fusion” food has become popular in the culinary world.

Since colonization, Australian cuisine has been influenced by the cooking styles of England and Northern Europe.

Norton Street, in Sydney, and Lygon Street, in Melbourne, both have a reputation for having excellent Italian restaurants. Lonsdale Street, in Melbourne, is home to the largest Greek community outside of Greece.

In the 1970s, many Asian cuisines, including Chinese, Thai Vie, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Indian, began to influence Australian food, along with many influences from southern Europe and the Middle East, such as Spanish and Middle Eastern, Balkan, Hungarian and Turkish, and Lebanese.

Both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians enjoy native foods such as kangaroo, emu, and crocodile. These meats are low in fat and high in protein.

Try These Things

  • Visit one of Australia’s many wine regions. But don’t drive drunk.
  • Try a real Aussie beer
  • Vegemite is great on toast.
  • Organize an Aussie barbecue with new friends
  • Enjoy a tasty meat pie with a dollop of tomato sauce
  • Enjoy some Australian desserts like pavlovas, lamingtons, and ANZAC cookies.

Aussie Beer

We love beer in Australia – we are the second biggest beer drinkers on the planet!

Our beer is a cold lager with a strength of around 5%. The list of breweries that produce it is endless: Tooheys (the oldest still in operation), Carlton Draught (which is the strongest), Coopers, Boags Cascade, Hahn, James Squire Victoria Bitter Emu Export, Little Creatures.

The number of microbreweries in inner-city areas is also increasing. They often have a wide selection of ales and cidres.

The answer is Darwin! Darwin also has the largest beer bottle in the world: the ‘Darwin Stubby,’ a two-litre bottle.

Australian Wine

With so many wine regions at the doorstep of Australia’s capital cities, Australian wine is gaining international recognition.

We’re not bragging, but we are currently the fourth largest wine exporter in the world, with around 750 million liters of wine per year.

You can enjoy wine tasting at most cellar doors. Check out these popular wine regions in Australia:

  • Barossa Valley, South Australia (Shiraz)
  • Hunter Valley (Chardonnay Semillon Shiraz)
  • Yarra Valley, Victoria (sparkling wine, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir).
  • Margaret River, Western Australia Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay

Don’t drink and Drive.

In Australia, the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit is usually 0.05%. However, it can be even lower depending on license restrictions.

In some states, if you are driving and hit something while on the road, you will be subject to a breath test. We encourage people not to drink and drive.

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