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: New South Wales
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
I bought one of these from a flea market when I was a student. It was very old, extraordinarily hefty, and the engine would start smoking on occasion. But I had to own it because it was a design classic. … Continue reading
The year is 1913, and you’re walking through the Domain. There’s a crowd gathering around a strangely-dressed man, so you go over to listen. He’s reading from a book: ‘Coitus impairs the proper function of the skin … The nerves … Continue reading
Who was Dr Paul M Koonin? Do a Google search on him and you’ll find him quoted extensively on alternative medicine websites.You can find examples here, here and here. But information is scarce about the man, who in 1941, thought … 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
When did Australians start drinking wine? There’s no doubt that we’re great wine drinkers now, but back in 1946 the Tariff Board thought we weren’t drinking nearly enough. According to this beautiful report, ‘Flourish the Vine’ put together by the … Continue reading