A rich sauce indeed!
This blog delves into the National Archives of Australia collection for food. What will I be able to find about the way Australians ate through the 20th century?
And will I be brave enough to try any of the recipes that might be lurking in the files?
Category Archives: 1960s
In April 1966, Miss Una Clarkson, Miss Barbara Lynch and Mrs Strachan conducted experiments on a set of six Christmas puddings. Half were steamed, and the other half were boiled. Following an age-old tradition, the three cooks carefully inserted in … Continue reading
Could vitamins really stop bedwetting? Cure baldness? Rheumatoid arthritis? Extend your life to 125? According to a series of booklets held in the National Archives, vitamins could achieve all these things and much, much more. The discovery of vitamins, and … Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but for me Easter is all about food. Chocolate eggs and hot cross buns – what a great combination! The search for the perfect hot cross bun is always rewarding. This year I tried mocha … Continue reading
My Mum hates milk. She can’t stand the stuff. The smell of milk is enough to start her retching. She won’t use it in anything, and only buys milk for guests to use. This makes milk in her house all … Continue reading
It’s New Year’s Eve, and for some reason my thoughts have turned to scotch whisky. Not that I’ll be drinking much of the stuff tonight – but it is sort of traditional… I have to admit that I do have … Continue reading
Pavlova Meringue 3 egg whites 5 ozs caster sugar 4 ozs crystal sugar [white sugar] 1 level dessert spoon cornflour 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1. Beat egg whites until firm enough to hold their shape. 2. Gradually add caster sugar … Continue reading
In 1967 the Australian Government decided to hold a trade promotion in Singapore: the catchily named ‘Singapore Australian Food Fortnight’. These publicity shots show the Australian products very tidily stacked on shelves – but it doesn’t look like the locals … Continue reading