One of the most enjoyable ways to learn about other cultures is through their food. This book takes us to Australia, where the daily fare features beef, lamb, veal, and sausage BBQ and unique varieties of sandwiches. The tradition of drinking tea with biscuits and scones is discussed, as well as popular national treats such as Tim-Tam and ANZAC biscuits, Lamington cakes, and the elegant meringue dessert Pavlova, which some say was invented in Australia.
"These titles offer easy, delicioius recipes (some with as few as two ingredients) and insights into the cultures that produced them. Each volume is well researched, and culture and food go hand-in-hand. Each title ends with a metric conversion chart and extensive chapter notes. Clear, large full-color photographs spice up the texts. The language is inviting and not overly challenging, and each book could be used for reports on culture as well for cooking. These tasty books, especially the more obscure Ethiopian title, will be appreciated in most libraries."
--School Library Journal, May 2008
Price: US $30.45