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Postby asandir » Jun 8 2006, 7:10

and here I never knew that psychobabble was australian .... ahhh vegemite - immortalised in song ("down under" - if you don't know)

what else is a delicacy in Australia???

the meat pie?? the snag on the barbie??

can't really think of anything

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Postby ThunderTitan » Jun 8 2006, 10:01

stefan.urlus wrote: ahhh vegemite - immortalised in song ("down under" - if you don't know)


Really? *goes off to listen to song*
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Postby Psychobabble » Jun 8 2006, 10:32

stefan.urlus wrote:and here I never knew that psychobabble was australian .... ahhh vegemite - immortalised in song ("down under" - if you don't know)

"He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich"... what a weird lyric, really :).

what else is a delicacy in Australia???

the meat pie??

Unfortunately it's English.

the snag on the barbie??

We're not the only country in the world to cook sausages on a hot plate, unfortunately :).

can't really think of anything

I think we like to claim the pavlova as ours (bonus picture!) but it's probably from New Zealand. There's a similar debate about lamingtons. And would you belive that there's a similar debate around ANZAC (Australia and New Zealand Army Corp) biscuits? Other than that there's damper which is a highly original mixture of flour, water and whatever else is floating around in your swag (meat, insects, sugar).

So, to my knowledge, all Australian cuisine is either stolen from our sheep loving neighbours (like Russel Crowe!) or highly unimaginative/inedible. We have a lot to be proud of :).

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PS. Actually, is there anywhere else in the world that pumpkin soup is a staple? It's basically unheard of in the US to my knowledge and I'm not convinced the English eat it. But I might be wrong.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Jun 8 2006, 11:09

DaemianLucifer wrote:I know,but it fits the english way better then sarma.


Actualy Sarma is the singular over here. The -le means there's more of them.
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Postby DaemianLucifer » Jun 8 2006, 12:05

Damn you all!I always get hungry when I read this thread!Now wheres a sinful soul when you need one..,

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Postby Corribus » Jun 8 2006, 14:10

Psychobabble wrote:PS. Actually, is there anywhere else in the world that pumpkin soup is a staple? It's basically unheard of in the US to my knowledge and I'm not convinced the English eat it. But I might be wrong.

Maybe not a staple, but it's pretty common to find here in the fall. I myself make a curried pumpkin-black bean soup frequently in that period of the year.
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Postby [T]osHiro » Jun 8 2006, 14:31

Corribus wrote:Maybe not a staple, but it's pretty common to find here in the fall. I myself make a curried pumpkin-black bean soup frequently in that period of the year.

Sounds herbal. Does that possess any healing properties, or is that soup your secret for eternal life? Vampires must have taken something other than blood to keep them young... ;|
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Postby Psychobabble » Jun 8 2006, 21:42

Corribus wrote:Maybe not a staple, but it's pretty common to find here in the fall.

"Here" being Xicmox IV? :)

And I stand corrected then, we probably got that off the English too!

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Postby Milla aka. the Slayer » Jun 8 2006, 21:46

Uhm, that cake looks utterly delicious :yummy: I want strawberries too :cry:
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Postby Psychobabble » Jun 8 2006, 22:21

it's a pavlova not a cake... the body/white stuff is merangue (whipped egg whites with sugar).

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Postby Milla aka. the Slayer » Jun 8 2006, 22:27

Psychobabble wrote: the body/white stuff is merangue (whipped egg whites with sugar).


I know what it is. It tastes wonderful :-D Still I'd like to try that pavlova some time :yummy: (it sort of looks like a cake to me ;) )
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Postby Paulus1 » Jun 8 2006, 22:43

It looks like a cake to me too.
Maybe we define "cake" differently here in Denmark? :|

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Postby Corribus » Jun 8 2006, 22:45

Psychobabble wrote:"Here" being Xicmox IV? :)

No, on Xicmox IV, we only eat Brrxmiign't, or Boiled Dinpoworms as they would be called in your tongue.
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Postby Milla aka. the Slayer » Jun 8 2006, 22:49

Paulus1 wrote:It looks like a cake to me too.
Maybe we define "cake" differently here in Denmark? :|


What's there to define? Cake is cake and pavlova looks like cake (even if it isn't ;) )
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Postby Paulus1 » Jun 8 2006, 22:56

I know from personal experience... what they call cake in Estonia, I wouldn't even think of could be anything near a cake.

Maybe its the same thing here? ;|

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Postby Psychobabble » Jun 8 2006, 23:11

To me, at the very least a cake has to have flour in it... right?

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Postby asandir » Jun 9 2006, 0:41

i would think so as well ....

We're not the only country in the world to cook sausages on a hot plate, unfortunately


no but it a bit iconic, don't ya think??

plus we have the best weather in the world for bbq'ing, well here in perth anyway :D

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Postby DaemianLucifer » Jun 16 2006, 18:43

Just finished making a rum cake(I have no idea why its called like that since theres very little rum in it).Ill post a picture tomorow when I put the toping on it.

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Postby Xenofex.XVII » Jun 17 2006, 11:40

Lašiniai. Smoked in cold smoke. :D
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Only onions needed with it :devious:

Another dish:
Cepelinai, potato dumplings filled with mashed meat or cottage cheese. Probably the most beloved Lithuanian dish of all.
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