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Monday, April 09, 2007

What's Wrong with Australian Food!?

I have just been reading a good food recipe guide put out by one of Australia's supermarket chains. There was not a single recipe I wanted to cook.

I had lunch with a friend yesterday. We were talking about one of Australia's regions. This region has some wonderful raw materials. Yet the local food is ordinary in the extreme.

Many Australian restaurants now serve what is called Australian modern. At its best, Australian modern is a wonderful combination of foods melded from all the cultures that make up modern Australia. Yet so much food served in the name of Australian modern is very ordinary.

All this makes we wonder what has gone wrong. Is it just that there is now too much choice so that we have lost the ability to focus on the good? Or is it that we are too worried about whether or not the food is good for us as compared to whether the food is good? Or is it that we now just have too little time?

I do not know. But it is annoying me.

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