Book; ANZAC Biscuits. The Power and Spirit of a National Icon. Allison Reynolds
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Who would have thought that there is such a story behind a biscuit?
As one critic says; "'With patience and persistence, Allison Reynolds uncovers the surprising story behind this much-loved national treasure."
ANZAC biscuits baked in Australia and New Zealand for over a century, have a powerful connection to the national identity and culture of both countries. But what is the story of this national icon? Were they eaten by troops during the First World War? When did coconut make an appearance? And where do you stand on the crispy versus chewy debate?
Culinary detective Allison Reynolds has travelled Australia, New Zealand and England delving into war files and family cookbooks to investigate the provenance of this extraordinary everyday biscuit.
Including stories from the battle lines, how the name originated, recipes and the addition of other ingredients, this book is a wonderful tale about a real Australian institution.