Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I. The biscuits were sent by wives and women’s groups to soldiers abroad. With an ingredients list of flour, oats, golden syrup, coconut, sugar, butter, baking soda and no eggs, the biscuits kept beautifully for the long journey by ship overseas. As popular today as they were almost a hundred years ago, Anzac biscuits have found new appeal as a tasty crumbl
There has been a lot of talk about texture modified diets of late following the introduction of the new IDDSI standards. While catering to residents with dysphagia is important, there are plenty of other diets that need to be considered in aged care, with gluten intolerance, coeliac and vegetarianism to name a few. While catering to these diets may seem simpler on the surface, it can still be challenging for chefs to satisfy nutritional requirements for these residents where
During the British Raj, between 1858 and 1947, the fussy British colonists and soldiers were steadfastly determined to eat according to their traditions. This required that a soup course be part of the dining experience. Technically, there isn’t an Indian soup, so the resourceful Indian cooks invented one – a watered down version of milagu thanni or literally pepper water. The British, not overly precious about getting the local Tamil pronounciation right, nicknamed the soup
Since chocolate spread to Europe from Mesoamerica in the 15th century it has become a staple sweet and one of the most produced confectionaries in the world. Advances in culinary techniques have rendered modern chocolate unrecognisable compared to its original form (a bitter cocoa drink) that was served in the court of Montezuma but its core component remains the same. Made from the beans of the cacao tree, cocoa is the main ingredient in almost every variation of chocolate.