Monday, March 28, 2011

Funny Foods

Nancy & Dean - Sydney Australia

One thing I'm noticing is it's easy to live a "sustainable life" here in Australia. Most if not all foods and products are grown and manufactured locally. There is a much stronger respect for organic and ethically farmed foods and overall I find the efforts pay off as the food has more flavour and quality is noticeable.

While on the topic of food. Here are some funny foods I've come across so far:

Meat Pies from 'Pie Face' - These single serving pies make a great late night snack on the street.  Pie face is a chain that sells a variety of meat and sweet pies each with unique little faces drawn on them. Best enjoyed with a blob of mashed potato, mushy peas and gravy smothered on top.

Kangaroo Kebabs- kangaroo meat is obviously produced in Australia and since 2010 is now exported to more than 55 countries.

While shopping at the weekend Farmer's market I stumbled across this yummy stand selling muffins and pastries. You can't see the name tag in this photo but it reads "Spotted Dick"  Excuse me? 

Wikipedia explanation:
Spotted dick is a steamed suet pudding containing dried fruit (usually currants) commonly served with custardSpotted refers to the dried fruit (which resemble spots) and dick may be a contraction or corruption of the word pudding (from the last syllable)

Vegemite Scrolls- not quite as scrumptious as a cinnamon roll but I will respect and continue to not participate in the love of Vegemite.

Golden Bananas -  at $11.98/kg the banana is not a staple fruit in my household anymore. I bought two for smoothies and they came to $4.00!!  I found out later that this is not normal for Australian banana's. Due to the floods in the north the banana farmers crops were devastated causing banana and some other produce prices to sky rocket.  A friend of Dean's said "No one buys banana's now, except tourists maybe." no comment.

Happy Cappuccino - my mornings begins on the right note with a home made cappuccino. Thanks Dean! This guy even has eyebrows.

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