What Kind of Food Do Australian People Eat?

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What Kind of Food Do Australian People Eat?
Australia has a wide variety of foods, all of which are worth a try. (Australia image by Orlando Florin Rosu from Fotolia.com)

While Australians do eat foods that are common throughout the world, they also have some delicacies of their own. Australia's current food culture was first introduced almost 200 years ago by English immigrants. Of course, there was already a thriving food culture in Australia when the English arrived.

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While kangaroo is part of the Australian diet, it is not popular with all Australians. It tends to be gamy and tough. Still, some Australians will grill up a kangaroo fillet as an American would grill up a steak. A popular seasoning for kangaroo meat is teriyaki sauce.

What Kind of Food Do Australian People Eat?
Kangaroo meat can be served up just like beef. (kangaroo image by brelsbil from Fotolia.com)


The wattle is an indigenous Australian tree, and for centuries the Australian people have collected their seeds, roasted them and used them for making bread. The seeds can also be eaten on their own, like sunflower seeds, or tossed in salads.


Damper is an Australian bread. It is made without yeast and is usually cooked over a campfire in a cast iron oven. It's made with three different cheeses and self-raising flour.

What Kind of Food Do Australian People Eat?
Damper is a bread that is best cooked in the great outdoors. (Campfire image by Undy from Fotolia.com)

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