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One continuous picnic : a gastronomic history of Australia / Michael Symons
Bib ID 3787705
Format BookBook
Author
Symons, Michael, 1945-
 
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Edition 2nd ed. 
Description Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2007 
xviii, 366 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780522853230
0522853234
Summary

Presenting the history of Australia gastronomically, this work challenges myths such as that Australia is 'too young' for a national cuisine, and that immigration caused the restaurant boom. It shows us that Australia is unique because its citizens have not developed a true contact with the land, have not had a peasant society.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Part i HISTORY WITHOUT PEASANTS. 11
  • The sailing-ship era (from the 1780s to the 1860s)
  • 1 The English heritage 13
  • The rations of an ocean-going empire-salt meat, flour, sugar
  • and tea-influenced our assumptions about food. Meals had
  • to be convenient and transportable, and were rarely fresh
  • The taste for homrne 24
  • 2 Meat three tirnes a day 8s
  • Wit.h the success of grazing, bush workers ate meat, damper
  • and billy tea at every meal. The small 'Dungaree'settlers on the
 
Notes

Includes index.

First published: Adelaide : Duck Press, 1982.

Bibliography: p. [344] - 352.

Subjects Food - History.  |  Cooking, Australian - History.  |  Food habits - Australia - History.  |  Social history (Australia)  |  Regional/national cuisines.
Other authors/contributors Symons, Michael, 1945-. One continuous picnic : a history of eating in Australia
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