Aussies spend more time talking about food and watching cooking programs than we do eating. Flavours from all over the world combine to impact our health, political and cultural habits.
But who decides what's on Australia's plates? Mix together supermarket tsars with fruit and vegie tycoons, add some cookbook queens for sweetness, deep fry the fast food fat cats and spoon a dollop of celebrity chef on top. And then there are the restaurant writers and reviewers who add spice to the whole feast.
Who even remembers the days of meat-and-three-veg?