When Starbucks has put the flat white on its menu in the United States you know it’s a thing. This week for The Guardian I look at the Australian food and drinks which are going gang busters around the world. I’m not claiming Aussies invented avocado, all I’m saying is the “smashed avo” Aussie cafe style of serving avocado on toast is something that you can now find around the world. What do you think?
“Try to describe Australian cuisine to a visitor and you’re likely to struggle a little. But there are some dishes that as a nation we recognise as quintessentially Australian – and they’ve started to pop up on menus from Brixton to Brooklyn.
Tori Haschka, author of A Suitcase and a Spatula: Recipes and Stories from Around the World, says Australia’s spreading culinary influence can be put down to Australians’ love of travel.
Wherever we go, she says, we like to share what’s best about our country. “That includes our fresh and sometimes laconic approach to food,” she says. “There’s a great focus on texture in Australian food; from the silkiness of the cap of milk in a flat white, the plushness of smashed avocado on crunchy toast or the bristle of coconut on a lamington.”
Click on over to The Guardian to read the article in full.