Food - One of Life's Pleasures

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Food is great. Malay, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Greek, Lebanese, Turkish, Mexican, Australian, American, or whatever. One of the deficiencies of the USA is the lack of Malay restaurants. Another is the lack of venison, despite all those deer running about! One of the deficiencies of Australia is the lack of Philly cheese steaks. So, I guess you just have to travel to savour all the good food. For some Australian recipes, check the soc.culture.australian FAQ. You may be aware that, while some places have other forms of cute, edible wildlife, such as deer, we have kangaroos. We also have emus, but I honestly don't find them very good eating. Much as I would like to enjoy both sides of the Australian coat of arms equally, I have to admit that I definitely prefer ostrich to emu.

On the savoury side, I guess I'm compelled to mention Vegemite, which has sold over a billion jars! There. That's out of the way.

On the sweet side, who can go past cheesecake? The creamy cold ones, I mean, not those baked ones. And, the old Aussie favourite, the lamington. (The ones with the layer of jam in them are best.) Some of our ice creams are falling victim to the low-fat fad. Nestlé have wrecked Peters Original Ice Cream, turning it into low-fat crap.