2/24/2016 – World Wednesday – Australian


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

Today, we head to the Land Down Under, and learn about the many facets of Australian cuisine! Turns out, just going to Outback doesn’t qualify for that. While researching my Appetizers entry for Monday, I learned that Blooming Onions are really an American dish, and Australians rarely ever see them. Ah well, their loss.

Cheers mate!

1. The biscuit seen here, made using oats, flour, coconut, sugar, butter, golden syrup, and boiling water, is closely associated with what group, which was established in 1915?

Question 1

2. Born Maria Ann Sherwood (seen on the left), give the far more famous name of the British-Australian orchardist who first introduced a new fruit cultivation in Sydney markets in 1868.

Question 2

3. Name the dessert seen here, made with squares of sponge cake coated with chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut. The name of the dish comes from a small village in Scotland, and the name also lends itself to the pan used to make the dessert.

Question 3

4. I love burgers, don’t you? If I went to Australia and ordered a “burger with the lot”, I should expect to see a beef patty with lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, mayo, and cheese (all pretty standard American fare),…plus three ingredients you don’t usually seen on a burger in the States. Give any two of those three ingredients.

5. Seen here is the obviously-edited logo of the best known product of what Australian-owned brewery, the largest one in the country, founded in 1862 and headquartered in Adelaide?

Question 5

Learned League precedent (LL55, MD9) – Australian food technologist Cyril P. Callister is widely credited as the inventor of what food, developed after imports of a similar (and similarly named) British item were interrupted following WWI?

Tomorrow: More food trivia!


1. ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps)
2. Granny Smith
3. Lamington
4. Beetroot, pineapple, fried egg
5. Coopers Brewery
LL. Vegemite

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