Unfortunately, the whole Modern Australian Cuisine thing is just far too sophisticated for me.
It's menus like this, which I cannot interpret, that demonstrate that I am far too Ignorant American for Modern Australian Cuisine.
When I see the following items on a menu, I know I'm in over my head:
- bacon powder (separately I can accept either, but together-- well, why would someone make delicious bacon into a powder? Why, I ask you?)
- foam (now I'm getting a little nauseated)
- sweetbreads (now I'm actually considering where the closest vomit receptacle may be)
- prawn foam (why, why oh why? wasn't other foam enough, did they have to make foam from shrimp?) Please ignore if this all just sounds foamy-licious to you.
According to my husband Maccas (that's Australian for McDonalds) has raised the price of the soft serve ice cream cones from $0.30 to $0.50. Still a bargain at twice as much I reckon.
And there's this:
My five year old loves sushi. Why am I amused by this? Probably because it's just so 2008, not so 2000late. I think it's amusing that Kindergartners eat sushi these days, instead of fruit rollups.
And you know your kid is turning Australian when they ask for a sausage roll for lunch.
It kind of turns my stomach, but I'm still supportive.