As I’ve been researching various items of food in Australia one item keeps cropping up like an insistent child tugging at my leg wanting me to give it attention. Well, I give in. This paper is going to be all about vermicelli at the settler Australian table via a vermicelli themed dinner.
The recipes have been sourced through Trove, the digitised depository for newspapers and magazines managed by the National Library. I limited my search to recipes from 1872 with the first vermicelli recipe in Trove to fifty years later, 1952. I also went to my collection of Australian cookery books looking only at those that were generalist i.e. not about a particular ingredient or practice.