It’s often said that Australians will add pineapple to anything foodwise, the classic Aussie hamburger, chops on the barbie, pineapple on pizza being proffered as evidence The last is easily countered as being an American invention, and I‘ll concede the hamburger and the barbie. But what of other dishes like soups, souffles, sandwiches? Have we added pineapple there also? The question intrigued so I set out to investigate.
Somewhat to my surprise and delight what the recipes show is that indeed Australians have used pineapples in as many ways as there are categories in the Country Women’s Association Cook Book which is as good as saying everywhere.