Australia

Australia

The Australian Strawberry Needle Bandit Has Been Arrested

Authorities have apprehended a former strawberry farm worker who was inserting needles into fruit for the last two months.
Danielle Wayda
3 days ago
Australia

Salty Teens Drag Coffee Shop that Shares Name with Fictional Cafe in National Exam Question

This year’s VCE English exam made some 40,000 Australian students analyze a review about a supposedly made-up coffee shop called Calmer Coffee.
Jelisa Castrodale
11.2.18
WTF

WATCH: Australian 'Bachelorette' Contestant Ruins Chances by Demonstrating Total Incomprehension of Avocados

Trigger warning: This is avocado brutality and it WILL cost you a rose.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.25.18
Australia

Australia Is Freaking Out as Strawberry Needle Panic Continues to Grow

Authorities are now investigating more than 100 incidents of needles in strawberries, and at least six Australian states have been affected.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.20.18
coffee

Petty Coffee Shop Owner Moves Entire Building Overnight to Spite Corporate Overlords

“We had actually been left with no other option but to organize a black ops operation."
Jelisa Castrodale
8.31.18
Culture

This Instant Noodle Dish Keeps the Peace in Prison

Mi goreng (often prepared with peanut butter) is the great unifier in Australian prisons.
Mahmood Fazal
5.25.18
Australia

Unraveling the Mysteries of My Grandmother's Lemon Butter

I don't know how my grandmother felt about immigrating to Australia, or when she started cooking. But I know the four ingredients that defined my time with her.
Laura Bannister
4.30.18
WTF

Australian Restaurant Garnishes Its Margaritas with Cow Eyeballs

The bull’s eyeball atop the ink-colored cocktail is purely a garnish and is not meant to be chewed, swallowed, or even licked.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.31.18
Korean cuisine

How-To: Make Korean Beef Brisket Stew with Kimchi Pete

Australian chef Kimchi Pete shows us how to make a Korean Stew with beef brisket.
Kimchi Pete
12.29.17
Australia

Drinking My Way Through Sydney's Hardcore Bloody Mary Scene

The garnishes are insane, the booze is strong, and these complex cocktails are way more than just hair of the dog.
Laura Studarus
11.21.17
Avocado

Australian Ad Warns that Avocado Makes You 'Pretentious'

"We realized the issue was not our country's future wealth, but our future as a nation of pretentious wankers."
Nick Rose
9.22.17
Australia

Australia, We Need to Talk About Fairy Bread 

There’s one Australianism that can’t be excused by weather or geography: Fairy Bread. It's nothing more than triangles of white bread covered with butter and topped sprinkles, but it's simple, nostalgic, and a minimal-effort substitute for real cake.
Phoebe Hurst
9.13.17