Australian Food (listening)
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Traditional Australian food is similar to British food. In the past, Australians ate simple food, for example grilled meat or fish and vegetables, this dish is known as meat and three veg. Some other traditional dishes are fish and chips, steak, roast lamb served with gravy – a sauce made from meat fat – or meat pies. But don't confuse an Australian pie with an American pie. Australian pies are meat baked in pastry. They are savoury. American pies are fruit baked in pastry, they are sweet.
Today, Mediterranean and Asian flavours are common in Australia, and Australians enjoy cuisine from all over the world – from African to French, Vietnamese or Turkish. Sushi, for example, is a popular and healthy fast food. Above all, fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit are very important to the Australian diet.
The Pavlova is Australia’s most famous dessert. It is a meringue topped with cream and fresh fruit. The Pavlova is named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova. Another Australian favourite is the Lamington. A cake with jam, chocolate and coconut.