After the group dinner we had yesterday I could not get one thing off of my mind, that was Australian Barbeque. Since I’ve lived in Missouri my whole life I can confidently say BBQ has constantly been culinary cuisine taken seriously. Kansas City is well-known for their barbeque and people come from all over the country to determine if it’s the best of the best. However, as I mentioned before, Australian BBQ was discussed and briefly explained, so of course I had to do some digging to find out exactly what it was. Was it merely “shrimp on the barbie” like most think? No, it consists of much more such as but not limited to prawns, sausage, and lamb. This is mainly because the resources in Australia are much more different than that of the United States. They utilize what they have and make it work.
Also something else I wanted to mention about Australian BBQ is that they are quite a serious pastime to Aussies all over. Extreme thought is put into and hosting a successful barbie. This is another cultural change we can compare to ourselves. Americans tend to work and work and work some more, we like getting things fast. Whereas, in contrast, time is taken into Australian BBQs to produce large attendance. I think this little change in patience is a cultural effect of living in a society that is ran by work and I know the difference in urgency will shock me when traveling (in a good way of course).