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Eating Across Australia

 
Aug. 26, 2012 12:06 am 
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012 9:33 am
One different characteristic of Australia is the different fruit. Of course, there are always the standard fruit like apples and bananas that can be found anywhere, but you also see a lot of very unique fruit. Due to its unique habitats and proximity to Asia there are a lot of fruits here… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 26, 2012 12:05 am 
Updated: Aug. 27, 2012 5:00 am
Every country has its own staples, basic food that is everywhere, like peanut butter in America. I have found several staple foods in Australia  and have ranked them here in my favorite order:1. Tim Tams- these delicious Australian cookies can be found in any store, and thank god because they… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 19, 2012 9:42 pm 
Updated: Aug. 31, 2012 5:57 am
One of my favorite cafes that I have found so far has been this delicious little organic cafe. I have always loves organic food, to me it has a fresher more nourishing taste. This cafe made me love fresh organic veggies even more. The other day I had a pumpkin and other car grilled veggie… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 19, 2012 9:37 pm 
Updated: Aug. 20, 2012 3:20 pm
One diffrence I have noticed between American and Aussie cuisine is that Aussies seem to love avocado. It is in tons of dishes you would never see back in the states- for example the other night I had ricotta ravioli with a cream sauce and fresh chunks of avocado. It was delicious. One of the… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 13, 2012 12:05 am 
This week I meet several members of BAKE, the University of Melbourne cooking club. As it turns out the cooking club is very popular at Melbourne University and attracts a wide variety of members-international students, locals, students in Melbourne from all over Australia. In addition to… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 12, 2012 11:59 pm 
This week I ate at one of the best breakfast cafes I have ever been to. The Galleon Cafe is in St.Kilda and serves breakfast all day, it is quite close to where I live and I walk past it several times I day- I have been meaning to eat there for ages but never seem to do it. Finally my… MORE
 
 
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Gusto 
 
Aug. 5, 2012 9:54 pm 
This week an exhibit opened at the State Library of Victoria on the culinary history of Victoria, and I was there opening day.  As it was opening day I got shown around by the curator, she showed me all of her favorite items from the collection of Vegemite tins to the evolution of gourmet… MORE
 
 
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Footy 
 
Aug. 5, 2012 9:53 pm 
No Trip to Australia is complete without going to at least one footy match. Footy is Australia's sport. Mush like football in the states it is wildly popular and unique to the country. And last Saturday was a big match involving my team the St.Kilda Saints, so I decided to go and watch them… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 5, 2012 9:51 pm 
On Wednesday one of my kiwi friends got their own place so naturally we decided to have a housewarming BBQ in honor of the occasion. What does a kiwi style BBQ involve- drinking, rugby, and eating lots of BBQ. It was a great time, the food was great and though I am really bad at rugby it was… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 5, 2012 9:50 pm 
This week I had a new experience going to my first ever community kitchen. The St.Kilda community kitchen is a weekly event put on by the city- they have a kitchen near the town hall and local gardens and grocers donate food. Anyone who wants comes and cooks a big dinner and eats together.… MORE
 
 
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kmy

Home Town
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Living In
Seattle, Washington, USA

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May 2012

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Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work

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About Me
I am an Australian- American who loves horses, hiking, skiing, travel, and trying food from all over the world. I just graduated from the University of Washington Seattle with a degree in International Studies, Middle Eastern focus. I am excited to take a few years to travel around the world and try new flavors and tastes.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking ethnic food. From my travels I have learned how to cook French, Middle Eastern, and Mexican, though I love classic dishes from home too. As a vegetarian I am always looking for new veggie foods. My favorite is baking desserts- cakes, cookies, and muffins. One of my cooking goals is to learn how to make different types of bread, which I hope to master this summer.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Most of my family's cooking traditions are about food during Christmas time. I have a diverse family, and during Christmas we cook a variety of dishes from all over the world, but we always have tamales, pavlova, and homemade English toffee.
My cooking triumphs
My greatest cooking triumph was during a study abroad to Morocco. After a few months I was itching for a burrito, which was impossible to find. I only had one knife, a cutting board, and an open flame stove. After an exhausting afternoon in the local market tracking down all the ingredients for tortillas, guacamole, and filling- which really put my Arabic to the test- I started making my burritos. Surprisingly the tortillas turned out well, if a little crunchy, and the fresh vegetables made the guacamole and filling delicious. I felt so triumphant making scrumptious burritos from scratch despite my lack of cooking utensils.
My cooking tragedies
My greatest cooking tragedy was attempting to make chocolate mousse with my dad. We wanted to make nice high quality mousse as a thank you to some friends, so we decided that the most complicated recipe we could find would clearly be the best one to use. Half way through we were doing ok, but then the recipe called for a cup of coffee, and in our inexperience we added a cup of coffee grounds, not actual coffee. We thought everything was ok until we tasted it and realized that the coffee grounds had completely messed up the texture- it was horrible and grainy. We had to start all over to make a good batch of chocolate mousse for our friends, but I learned my lesson about coffee v coffee grounds.
 
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