Australian Lunch

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What is a traditional lunch in Australia?

Australian Lunch

The Australian lunch can be made up of a wide range of traditional Australian foods. An Aussie meat pie and a bottle of chocolate milk or milkshake do well. Maybe a sausage roll or two. A Vegemite sandwich still works and even salad sandwiches are popular. Australian food history allows you to make a sandwich out of almost anything, like baked beans, sweet corn, mushrooms and buttered sauce, fish paste, banana and sugar, cold spaghetti, you name it, an Aussie will make a sandwich out of it. Hamburgers are popular, but with their own style, like adding a fried egg, pickled beet root (delicious), and pineapple. Or for a truly traditional Australian lunch maybe a counter lunch at the local hotel (pub), usually an outstanding and inexpensive hot meal. Lunch is usually not overly large as it is often getting hot outside and one just recently finished morning tea anyway



1/21/2007 10:35:58 AM
Brian said:

I have to do a report on this so...thanks :-)

3/5/2007 9:01:03 AM
shelbabe said:

i also have to do a report on this! thanx!

3/20/2007 2:21:29 PM
BRIANN said:

well so do i... this is a big help thanks :)

4/19/2007 6:42:17 AM
Kay said:

That's what I have to do,too :)

9/28/2007 6:06:55 AM
alyssa said:

This seems a bit hard to believe do they really put pineapple on hamburgers like. I don't get how they can even do that.....

11/14/2007 6:18:22 AM
Jens said:

Also had to do a report on Australian Cuisine, so thanks alot.

4/26/2009 12:17:29 AM
anonymous said:

Yes. Thanks. Let me tell you it is difficult to find a lot of information on Australian traditional meals, etc. This has made my powerpoing a ton easier.

5/26/2009 10:24:21 PM
Neil said:

I had to do a project on this too, thanks soooo much!!

7/1/2009 11:08:15 AM
dominique said:

i like the idea of cold spaghetti sounds yummy!!!

8/3/2009 11:31:29 PM
Kathy said:

I have 3 boys 12 years old staying with us from Australia on a travel baseball team (my boys play little league baseball). I have enjoyed your input and will take your points into account. I have never been to Australia so can't recreate their Moms dish but want them to eat. When you talk about lunch, what would be the best idea? Breakfast seems easy for us and we love to BBQ hamburgers and such. Thanks, Kathy

7/19/2011 7:18:58 PM
Camille said:

I really like on Australian foods but I want to have a recipe for my cooking next week,,I want you to help me because I see all the recipe from other country but Australia is better....

3/1/2012 3:02:41 PM
alessa said:

i have to do a report on this so thx!

3/20/2015 10:57:30 AM
Rebecca said:

I'm an Aussie, lived in Australia my whole life. Typical white middle class and none of my family eat cold spaghetti or make a sandwich out of anything. We hardly eat sandwiches! This article makes us sound like slobs... Our kids take their lunch to school, no canteen in some city schools. They have cold boiled eggs, or some ham, chicken, celery and carrot sticks, rice crackers, cheese, fruit... I'll eat chicken salad or tuna and a salad. My husband will eat a burger, subway, or pasta
And let me tell you pineapple and beetroot on a burger is true and so yum. You have to try it once.


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