New Zealand and Australia are two super exotic, super far away locations where Kangaroos roam free and Mordor can be found after a short, uneventful walk. Traveling to either New Zealand or Australia mean discovering fantastic beaches, incredible hikes, friendly people, and charming accents.
The food scene in New Zealand and Australia is also fantastic. Menus are filled with fresh seafood, earthy lamb dishes, and inventive and decadent desserts. A food tour in either island nation means suspending your preconceptions of barbeque, hamburgers, and birthday treats.
Below are some kitchen tools you can keep in your own home to help you recreate a Pavolvia, Fairy Bread, or even a Vegemite breakfast (hint, the secret is just purchasing Vegemite).
Stock up and bring the culinary travels of Australia and New Zealand to your home kitchen!
These skewers even feature a convenient little food removal disk that slides your treats off of your skewer and onto your plate without having to wrestle with a fork and knife. The manufacturer is dedicated to putting the best products out there, stating that “We’re constantly monitoring the customer feedback about the kabob set and keep a running list of potential design improvements that we can roll out on our next manufacturing batch.”
So grab a set and hit the grill!
This mixer is easy to use and store. It has six speeds with a QuickBurst button. It comes with a snap-on storage case so that you will never be left searching for you whisk attachments at the bottom of your utensil drawer. This mixer can create a meringue in minutes. After that, just add some whipped cream (which can also be made from scratch using this mixer) and fresh fruit and you are ready to impress your guests!
That may not sound super appealing, but once spread thinly on toast it becomes a favorite of Australian nationals and expats alike. It would be incredibly difficult to recreate this popular spread at home, so instead we recommend just grabbing a few imported jars for your Aussie-themed breakfast!
Australians have been ahead of us for years on the rainbow food front. Hosting a birthday without it would be like an American child having a party without cake. If you are curious about this phenomenon and want to try some at home, pick up this four pack of assorted sugar sprinkles, grab some bread and butter, and go to town!
But much like Oreos in America, Tim Tam has expanded their line to include a variety of other flavors. Tim Tams are not difficult to make at home. The one tricky element is melting the chocolate without burning it. For that, we recommend this double boiler. By boiling water gently underneath a pot of chocolate, you can keep the chocolate temperature moderate and steady, leading to a silky smooth melted result instead of a crumbly burned mess. So get ambitious and try to recreate these fantastic little cookies from the comfort of your own home.
If you liked this post, be sure to check out our North America guide. Happy cooking your culinary travels of Australia and New Zealand!