Book; A Timeline of Australian Food. Jan O'Connell
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This book is a real surprise package, it's not just about the history of our food but includes photos, images and brief stories that will really bring back a flood of memories.
Take the Streets Lime Splice Ice Cream, featured in the TV movie Puberty Blues, or when we first got fridges, Coles first Supermarket, Anzac biscuits, Golden Gaytimes and literally hundreds more.
A Timeline of Australian Food takes readers on a tasty and sometimes surprising culinary journey through 150 years of Australian food. Lavishly illustrated (and not with just pics of food), this tasty book looks at what we've eaten, how we've shopped, and how we've produced and prepared our food, decade by decade, through depression, war, and decades of abundance.
Within the lifetime of today's Baby Boomers, there have been revolutionary changes in how we eat. The standard Anglo-Irish staples of meat and potatoes haven't disappeared, but they've been joined by pizza and pho, kimchi and kebabs. And once we had two takeaway options - fish and chips - but now they're endless.
Hundreds of photos and images trace the history of not just the food but also stories of the people and places linked to its production, presentation, sale and consumption. Take a walk down memory lane and relive the memories of the era and the food from your childhood.
Never bland, this is history in digestible chunks with big helpings of tasty trivia and more than a generous dash of nostalgia. How did Tim Tams get their name? Why was Australia's first commercial olive oil produced in a prison? Why were revolving restaurants so popular? You'll come back wanting a second helping.