Welcome To Your Passport To Flavor
2021 Edition – Bonus Region!
We couldn’t resist adding one more destination to our 2021 Passport to Flavor Tour. Join us as we explore the flavors of Australia, Fiji and French Polynesia.
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Flavors from Australia
Australia is home to a diverse group of people, which is reflected in their food culture. You’ll find influences from Europe, Asia and the Middle East throughout the continent.
One of the most popular food trends of the year is avocado toast. While you’ll find this popular treat all over US Menus, it’s said to have originated in Sydney Australia.
Another iconic dish native to Australia is the lamington, a decadent sponge cake, coated in chocolate and rolled in dessicated coconut. We’ve amped up the flavor by pairing it with the tart and tangy flavor of blackberry.
Flavors from Fiji
When in the islands, Fijians feast on the freshest seafood, and bask in the warm tropics that are home to some of the most nutrient-rich produce. The Oceanic climate is generally hot and humid year-round, allowing for one of the region’s most loved products—coconut—to easily be grown.
In Fiji, coconut, fish, rice, taro, sweet potatoes, cassava, and breadfruit are the main components in local Fijian dishes, including Kokoda. Made with fresh, raw fish that is marinated in a combination of coconut milk and citrus juices, Kokoda is a Fijian treat that you’ll often see served in a coconut shell.
Flavors of French-Polynesia
The islands of Tahiti, now officially known as French Polynesia, inherited a rich and vibrant culture from their ancestors. An array of fresh seafood, organic vegetables, and tropical fruits are readily available throughout the islands. Unique to this region is a method of cooking that involves an underground oven, which uses hot stones as a heat source. The ingredients are first wrapped in banana leaves and then placed inside the oven to cook. A few hours later, it’s time to feast.
French Polynesia is also home to countless species of fish, shellfish, crustaceans, and sea turtles, and benefits greatly from beautiful weather all year round. Fresh ingredients combined with a blend of Asian and French flavors from the islands, creates for some truly exotic and tasty dishes.