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History of the meat pie in Australia

The history of the meat pie in Australia

The humble Meat Pie is inextricably linked to Australia.

It is our “fast food of choice” – convenient and easy to eat – a part of all sporting events.

Mt Belleview, Black Welsh Beef & Merlot pie sq

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Jason Biggs

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Jason Biggs

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Sink your teeth into a pie and you are likely to savour the pastry, the meat and the gravy – or the apple or peach or pecan and pastry if it’s a fruit pie. You are unlikely to contemplate the history of the pie.

However, the history of the pie is on . . .

(Click here to listen to the ABC Interview)   The history of the pie – ABC Queensland – Australian Broadcasting

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Litsa Bolontzakis is cooking the french canadian recipe of meat pie, tourtiere.

This video is a complete episode that aired on the cable network across Canada . . .


HAHAHAHA this is funny. I hope you like it. Our pies are better though !!  LOL


The meat pie in Australia is invariably and forever linked to what is Australian, and to our sports.


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WHAT is Australian food?

More specifically, if you walked into a restaurant with a sign that says, “Australian Restaurant”, or attended a dinner of “Australian cuisine”, what would be on the menu?

That was the question celebrity chef Adam Liaw, winner of MasterChef Australia 2,, had to answer when he was commissioned to prepare the menu for the gala dinner of the Flavours of Australia festival at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur recently.   Hunger Down Under – The Star Online



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  1. Thanks for the link to our travel and food site Grantourismo! When we’re next back in Australia and on the Central Coast we’ll try to drop by and try a pie or two.

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