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Cooking with culture: The rise of Asian cuisine in Australia

Australia hasn’t always been a melting pot of cultural cuisines. In fact, it took until the gold rush of the 1800s before the land Down Under got its first taste of true Asian flavour. Chinese prospectors who had ventured to Australia to find their fortune at the bottom of a gold pan wound up finding it at the end of a kitchen pan. A number of immigrants who yearned for the flavours of home found a growing number of Australians shared their interest. The result saw a steady number of Chinese r