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The Australian cuisine is an amalgamation of the cuisines of the indigenous tribes that were present in Australia for many years and the cuisines of the settlers who occupied Australia in the recent years. Therefore Australian cuisine refers to the cuisine of the Commonwealth of Australia and its preceding indigenous and colonial societies. Indigenous Australians have occupied the lands of Australia for many years, during which time they developed a unique hunter-gatherer diet known as bush tucker which was drawn from regional Australian flora and fauna. Due to Australia''s long coastline, seafood is anobvious staple food. From the late eighteenth century to beginning of the twentieth century, Australia was a collection of British colonies in which culinary tastes were strongly influenced by British and Irish traditions, and agricultural products such as beef cattle, sheep and wheat became staples in the national diet. The multicultural immigration program of post-war Australia led to a diversification of the Australian cuisine. This happened particularly under the influence of Mediterranean and South East Asian migrants. Australian cuisine of the first decade of the 21st century clearly shows the effect of globalization. Organic and biodynamic, kosher and halal foods have become widely available.There has also been a renewal of interest in bush foods. British traditions persevere to fluctuating degrees in domestic cooking and the takeaway food sector, with roast dinners, the Australian meat pie, and fish and chips enduring as popular dishes.But there are also new elements that have been introduced in these foods. Barbecuing of meats in the open air is regarded as a cherished national tradition.Australia''s metropolitan centers possess many famed haute cuisine and nouvelle cuisine establishments even though fast food chains are abundant. Restaurants whose products include contemporary adaptations, interpretations or fusions of exotic influences are normally termed Modern Australian cuisine.Other than the ethnic climate and produce, Australian cuisine has been resultant from the tastes of immigrant settlers in Australia and the produce they have introduced to the continent. The British colonial period set up a strong base of interest in Anglo -Celtic style recipes and techniques. With a majority drawn from Asia and the Mediterranean region, the ensuing waves of multicultural immigration and the strong, sophisticated food cultures these ethnic communities have brought with them influenced the progress of Australian cuisine. Besides the culinary heritage of the Anglo-Celtic majority, the cuisines of China, Germany,Greece,Italy,Lebanon,Malaysia,Thailand,and Vietnam are popular. The cuisines of these ethnicities are not only popular, but have also left the greatest impact on Modern Australian cuisine. In recent times, there have also beenconsiderable influences and culinary trends from American cuisine, French cuisine, Indian cuisine, Japanese cuisine, Moroccan cuisine and Spanish cuisine. Fresh produce is readily available and thus, it is used extensively. The trend in the Australian cuisine that is urged by long-term government health initiatives is towards low-salt, low-fat healthy cookery including lean meat and lightly cookedcolorful, steamed or stir-fried vegetables. With the majority of the Australian population living in coastal areas, fish and seafood is popular. In the temperate regions of Australia vegetables are customarily eaten seasonally. This is prevalent especially in regional areas;though in urban areas there is large scale importation of fresh produce sourced from around the world by supermarkets and wholesalers for grocery stores to meet demands for year-round availability. During spring, the produce made available includes: Artichoke, Asparagus, Bean shoots, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Leek, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Peas, Rhubarb, and Spinach. During summer, the produce includes: Capsicum, Cucumber, Eggplant, Squash, Tomato, and Zucchini. Australia''s climate makes barbecues commonplace. Barbecue stalls selling sausages and fried onion on white bread with tomato or barbecue sauce are common in fund raising for schools or community groups. These stalls are called Sausage Sizzles.Billy tea is a popular Australian drink that finds its roots in a folk song. Boiling water for tea over a camp fire and adding a gum leaf for flavoringis an iconic traditional Australian method for preparing tea.This was a staple drink of the Australian colonial period and remains as a popular method even today.The Australian Wine Industry is the fourth largest exporter of wine around the world, with 760 million liters a year to a large international export market. It contributes $5.5 billion per annum to the nation''s economy. There is also a noteworthylocal market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million liters of wine per year in the early 21st Century. Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions totaling approximately 160,000 hectares. Australia''s wine regions are predominantly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia. In the midst of the most famous wine districts are the Hunter Valley and Barossa Valley and amongst the best known wine producers are Penfolds, Rosemount Estate,WynnsCoonawarra Estate and Lindeman''s. Beer in Australia has been widespread since colonial times. James Squire is considered to have founded Australia''s first commercial brewery in 1798. Since the 1970s, Australian beers have become progressivelyprevalent globally with Foster''s lager being an iconic export brand. Nevertheless, Foster''s is not the main seller in the local market. The alternatives include Victoria Bitter whichoutstripped the popular export. Craft beers are also becoming widespread, from breweries such as Coopers and Little Creatures.Australia has a distinctive coffee culture and is frequentlyalluded to as being one of the most advanced and vivacious in the world. The expansion of the coffee industry has matured not from coffee chains but through autonomous cafés born out of early Greek and Italian immigration since the early 20th century. The Australian cuisine features Australian seafood such as: Southern bluefin tuna, King George whiting, Moreton Bay bug, Mud Crab, Jew Fish, Dhufish, and Yabby. Australia is one of the chief producers of abalone and rock lobster. Fish and chips are a common take-away food that originated in the United Kingdom. Owing to Australia''s colonial roots, it still remains popular in Australia. It mostly consists of deep-fried fish, which is often flake rather than cod in Australia, batter with deep-fried chipped potatoes. Flathead fish is another popular sport and table fish found in all parts of Australia. Barramundi is an iconic sporting fish found in Northern Australian river systems. Highly prized by anglers for their good fighting ability, it is a common eating dish in seafood restaurants.Most Australians live near to the coast and have ready access to high quality seafood restaurants, and local fish and chip shops. Sydney, in particular, is noted for its harbor-side seafood restaurants. This includesthe Doyle''s chain in Sydney, particularlyDoyle''s on the Beach at Watson''s Bay ; and Tetsuya''s Restaurant owned by chef Tetsuya Wakuda which sources its menu on Australian, Japanese and classic French cuisine. It also makes use of Australian ingredients including Tasmanian Ocean Trout.