Australia has a rich variety of foods and drinks, adopted and adapted since colonisation and developed as part of a multi-cultural society. What was once new and foreign has been transformed with new ingredients and styles into distinctly Australian food.
This is a personal memory of Australian food & cuisine and is not meant to be an official history.
My recollection of the food we ate when I was growing up is that it was pretty bland. It wasn't really until the late 60's and the 70's that the food culture in Australia began to change. Australian food may have started out as rather uninspiring but as time has gone on, our taste has changed and matured. Now when it comes to food in Australia we've become adventurous, colourful, unique and even passionate!
Australia is a country of many cultures, each of whom brings their own flavour to the Australian way of life. This story illustrates the way food is contributing to Australian diversity.