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Cookbook - Australia & Costa Rica

by Valery Varela Gonzalez

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Australia vs Costa Rica
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Introduction
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his cookbook includes a series of traditional Australian dishes and the cultural perspectives and practices associated with them. In addition to that, this book contains a comparison and contrast of the Australian dishes with Costa Rican dishes. Everything done with the purpose of seeing the cultural and gastronomic differences that can be found in both cultures.
In addition, it reflects the interculturality that is present in each nation, as it describes in several dishes the similarity of flavors, textures and other factors. Both cultures represent the way in which a distint dish can be prepared even using the same ingredients.
Chicken Parmigiana
Practices
This dish is usually served or enjoyed in bars all over the country, and now it has also been made to enjoy at home.
Perspectives
- According to Jan O'Connell, the first reference to chicken parmigiana in Australia was in 1980.
- In Australia, the best known nickname for the dish differs between 'parmy' and 'parma', and can change depending on whether the fries are served underneath or on the side.


Fried Chicken
- In Costa Rica, the customary way to eat chicken is fried, with a few complements such as french fries. The reason is because of the numerous stands around the country.
- This food is usually eaten at lunch and people also make it at home.
- It is easiest and cheapest way.
Meat Pies
Perspectives
Meat pies arrived in Australia with the first colonists, they were officially used for the first time in 1788.
As the years went by they became more popular in Australia, to the point where the meat pie is considered one of the most traditional Australian dishes.
Practices
They were firstly sold by street vendors and small pie shops. Now they can be found in restaurants, pie shops, and baked at homes.
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