Foods Australia Brought to the World

by Maureen on July 25, 2014

Friends and family often ask how the food differs from back in the states where I lived most of my life and here in Australia.  “What’s different?” they ask.  I found this nifty infographic today and received permission to share it.  I don’t dare tell you that John got the flu (finally) and he gave it back to me.  Off to the doctor this afternoon and hopefully that will be the end of it.  I’m dying to get back in the kitchen.

Foods Australia Brought The World

Foods Australia Brought The World [Infographic] by the team at Cheapflights UK

 If you come to visit, I WILL toss a prawn on the barbie for you.  Just cause I love you.


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The Ultimate Steak and Eggs Breakfast

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