Multicultural Influences on Australian Food
Aboriginal Foods in Australia
Food Preparation Techniques
Food Hygiene / Kitchen Safety
Guess the Dish

Name 3 common dishes in Australia that have Asian origins.

Butter chicken, udon, sushi, pho, satay, biryani etc


Name 2 food collection methods used by Aboriginal people.

Hunting, gathering and fishing.


In which cooking technique is food cooked by completely submerging it in heated fat or oil?

Deep frying


When holding a knife, where should the tip of the blade be facing?

Downwards, towards the floor.

Cuisine: Chinese-inspired

Information: A meat and vegetable dumpling-style snack food.

Created in: Melbourne

Dim Sim


What is a fusion food?

Acceptable answer (something along the lines of...): Merging different influences together to create newer and more fresh influences that break traditional boundaries.


Name 3 edible plants consumed by Aboriginal peoples (bush tucker).

Lillypilly, yams, warrigal greens, wattle, quandongs, native mint bush, lemon tea tree etc


Name 3 ways to cook eggs.

Scrambled, soft boiled, hard-boiled, poached, sunny side up, over easy and omelette.


When preparing food any cuts or wounds should be ...

covered with a band-aid and disposable glove


Cuisine: Italian

Definition: a baked dish containing layers of boiled pasta sheets, and usually cheese, a seasoned sauce of tomatoes, and meat or vegetables.



Name 3 prominent overseas cultures that have influenced Australian Cuisine 

British, Italian, Chinese, Irish, Thai, Japanese, Lebanese, French, African and Greek 


Differentiate what foods women, children and men collect in an Aboriginal tribe.

Hint: Recall the roles of women and men in hunting and gathering.

Men: typically meat (hunting & fishing)

Women & Children: fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables (gathering)


Name the technique: 

To heat liquid just until bubbles form slowly, but do not reach the surface.



Give one example of cross-contamination in the kitchen.

Any acceptable answer - e.g. meat and fruit chopped on the same board.


Cuisine: French

Definition: the edible snail, especially as an item on a menu. 



Define braising.

Slow cooking with spices and sauces and a little bit of water for hours.


fry (food) lightly and then stew it slowly in a closed container.


What animal is responsible for making 'Sugar Bag', which is a very highly prized Aussie Bush Tucker?

Native Australian Bees (stingless)


Identify 4 different ways to cook chicken

Roast, braise, poach, deep fry, grill, pan fry, air fry, shallow fry, bake and smoke.


What is the colour of the chopping board that cooked meat and poultry should be chopped on?



Cuisine: Swedish

Definition: a sweet baked dough filled with a cinnamon-sugar filling. Made with a rich dough leavened with yeast, their characteristic form is due to rolling a dough sheet containing a sweetened cinnamon filling. 

Cinnamon roll, bun or swirl

Name 3 diseases prevalent in Indigenous Australians after European settlement.

Hint: This is in the Food In Australia workbook

Chronic kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


Describe the difference between boiling and simmering.

The difference between boiling and simmering is the temperature, and when simmering, the bubbles do not break the surface.

Boiling: the cooking of food by immersion in water that has been heated to near its boiling point (212 °F [100 °C] 

Simmering: a food preparation technique by which foods are cooked in hot liquids kept just below the boiling point of water and above poaching temperature higher than 71–80 °C or 160–176 °F. 



Guess 2 components from Mischa's go-to McDonald's order

Hint: 1 wrap, 1 white meats item (fried) and 2 dessert items

Crispy Caesar Wrap, Soft Serve, Nuggets and an Apple Pie

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