Family Food Fare and Favourites
Join me as I dig through my memories, and recipes, to rediscover my family’s food “back in the day” and how those food habits have changed over the decades to today’s diverse and multi-cultural cuisines. This is my theme for the 2021 A to Z challenge.
There’s a paucity of U foods in my then and now recipes. Does it count that I remember drinking unpasturised milk while on a Guide camp on a farm near Brisbane? It was still warm from the milking and unusual enough to have it unpasteurised that it’s remained in my mind.
One food that stood out for me was mum’s Upside Down Cakes and puddings. These were quite popular back in the day and I’ve found two of her recipes: a Ginger Upside Down Pudding and Spicy Fruit Upside Down Cake with fluffy custard. I’m quite intrigued by the fluffy custard I have to say.
Since I couldn’t think of a single food or recipe from our current repertoire that started with U, I’m going to share some Unusually named recipes from mum’s collection.
April Showers, BoPeeps, Black Devils Food Cake, Chinese Chews, Coconut Brambles, Cupboard Loves, Dandy Pudding, Drover’s Damper, Hard times, Cake, Heavenly Tart, Kola Sandwich, Lady Betty Sponge, Moonbeams, Peach Floss, Rock and Roll, Senorita Cake, Spumoni Parfaits, and Sunny Peach Pie. Aren’t they great names? In honour of our April A2Z challenge I’ll share the April Showers recipe.
NEW FOOD FARE
Yes, Udon is a current food in Australia but as we haven’t delved into Japanese cuisine except in the most cursory way (sushi anyone?), I can’t lay claim to it myself.
I do have an unusual fruit to share with you, though – one we saw at an Open Garden a couple of years ago. It’s called Buddha’s Hand and we were intrigued to see it in temples in Vietnam. Our daughter said on Facebook she thought it was sweet potato chips….lol.
Do you cook any dishes that have Unusual Names?
Have you taken to Japanese cuisine and udon?