The food of England

Like many of the cuisines found across the Channel, the food of England is as much an insight into the country’s history as is its art, architecture and culture.

While the food of the UK spent a few decades languishing with a largely-deserved reputation for uninspiring, grey fare, it has seen a recent re-invention that has left many of its restaurants sitting …

What is German cuisine?

Understand a country’s cuisine, and you will understand their history, their geography, their landscape and their diversity. The food held dear by a nation reflects who they are, proving that when it comes to national pride, you are what you eat.

In this way, it’s easy to dismiss German cuisine as a simple combination of meat and potatoes. But, of course, there is so much more to the German people and …

The Food of Ireland

Few nationality-based celebrations have gained as much international significance or observance as St. Patrick’s day. In essence, the day is marked to celebrate the most well-known of Ireland’s patron saints, but in reality, St Patrick’s day is a celebration of all things Irish.

Like many cultural ‘holidays’, St Patrick’s day was originally celebrated as a feast. As early as the ninth …

The Cuisine of Syria

Australia’s understanding of Middle Eastern food has been growing over the last few decades as local populations of Iranian, Afghani, Turkish, Sudanese and Egyptian expats, among all the other countries of the region, have grown.

So too has our desire for new tastes and techniques, particularly those involving as much rich history, and as many rich flavours, as those of the …

What is the true Australian cuisine?

A nation’s cuisine can be one of its strongest defining attributes. It’s almost impossible to think about France without conjuring images of decadent pastries, or the United States without its towering burgers.

But what exactly is Australia’s national cuisine, and what does this cuisine (or lack thereof, depending on your view) say about us?

We recently asked our Twitter followers …