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Barbies in Oz were throw it on and hope for the best, most cooked on coals far before they were ready  "please no gas, that is not barbecuing" Aussies did not even marinate or brine their meats 24 hours before cooking???? WTF is that all about,.

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14 minutes ago, Perthbum said:

Barbies in Oz were throw it on and hope for the best, most cooked on coals far before they were ready  "please no gas, that is not barbecuing" Aussies did not even marinate or brine their meats 24 hours before cooking???? WTF is that all about,.

O my goodness PB , such a sweeping statement ! You’ve arrived at that by the numerous Aussie bbqs u attended ?

i know lots who choose to cook as you’ve said , and some that don’t  .

cooking of anything is personal preference , Bbq ‘s in Australia is a large part of socialising and as such is mostly a pleasant experience with the foods cooked to the gathereings taste ime .

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Don't waste your time. He just knows.

 

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1 hour ago, Tink said:

O my goodness PB , such a sweeping statement ! You’ve arrived at that by the numerous Aussie bbqs u attended ?

i know lots who choose to cook as you’ve said , and some that don’t  .

cooking of anything is personal preference , Bbq ‘s in Australia is a large part of socialising and as such is mostly a pleasant experience with the foods cooked to the gathereings taste ime .

Great for a piss up tink,,yes, but growing up in a country that was brilliant at barbies and was a way of life to seeing how Aussies destroyed meat on a barbie because they did not have a clue how to cook properly was sad and funny at the same time.

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2 minutes ago, Perthbum said:

Great for a piss up tink,,yes, but growing up in a country that was brilliant at barbies and was a way of life to seeing how Aussies destroyed meat on a barbie because they did not have a clue how to cook properly was sad and funny at the same time.

All i can say PB is you must of only met the few worst aussies in Perth ! The worst unfriendly , the worst cooks the worst people , is a shame really because there are so many that you might of enjoyed the company of and their hospitality of a well cooked bbq .

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Cooking in Australia is a fine art- emphasis on 'fine'.  One huge benefit from migration- they have lifted us all out of the old pommy ways of the 1950s. Can't think of a cuisine not available here these days- and good stuff too, not the godawful 'Chinese' you get in the UK! As for the coffee- to die for, even in little way out dumps in the middle of Woop Woop.

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3 hours ago, Perthbum said:

Barbies in Oz were throw it on and hope for the best, most cooked on coals far before they were ready  "please no gas, that is not barbecuing" Aussies did not even marinate or brine their meats 24 hours before cooking???? WTF is that all about,.

Not often we agree, but in this case, my experience is the same as yours.  Very fond memories of braais in Swaziland (mostly by South Africans or long-term South African residents who had learned how to do it).  All taken very seriously and the result was always delicious.  I've found barbecues in Australia are more basic and I don't expect gourmet food, the emphasis is more on the socialising.

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8 hours ago, Tink said:

All i can say PB is you must of only met the few worst aussies in Perth ! The worst unfriendly , the worst cooks the worst people , is a shame really because there are so many that you might of enjoyed the company of and their hospitality of a well cooked bbq .

I met and still have some great aussie mates, I never said they were the "worse" I said they just did not do things properly, I never ever seen a properly marinated meat and to talk about brining left them in a daze. Americans and saffas now how to barbie, aussie and poms dont.

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The ones I used to taste on the brai were awful, here is a snag aussies can only dream of...lol
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I get these from a couple of shops near me (Jerky Nuts and Baie Lekker)
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52 minutes ago, Perthbum said:

I met and still have some great aussie mates, I never said they were the "worse" I said they just did not do things properly, I never ever seen a properly marinated meat and to talk about brining left them in a daze. Americans and saffas now how to barbie, aussie and poms dont.

Fair enough but I was referring to your previous statements about experiencing a mugging .not just your statement about cooking .

I still maintain your use of the word ‘they ‘encompassing all/most ? Aussie bbqs are not done properly is a sweeping incorrect statement . You cannot possibly know how all BBQs are not done properly here , marinating is popular here , your specific South African words would leave some confused , just as would other country specific words . Constant sweeping statements don’t further your arguments of which is best , it just shows disregard of personal preferences and experience imo .

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10 hours ago, s713 said:

Don't waste your time. He just knows.

 

His hatred of Australia and most Australians knows no bounds.  😂  Why he even bothers with this forum is beyond me.  It used to get on my pip but I'm used to him by now.  😉  Any chance to stick the knife in and up he pops.  Of course he does reside in utopia and is living the dream in Stratford.

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3 minutes ago, Toots said:

His hatred of Australia and most Australians knows no bounds.  😂  Why he even bothers with this forum is beyond me.  It used to get on my pip but I'm used to him by now.  😉  Any chance to stick the knife in and up he pops.  Of course he does reside in utopia and is living the dream in Stratford.

Its only bant's toots.  He doesn't hate Australia/ns really. 

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1 hour ago, LouDYorkie said:


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I get these from a couple of shops near me (Jerky Nuts and Baie Lekker)

I make my own biltong in a food dehydrator which is spot on, I cant get the "speck" easily for my boarwars which is an essential ingredient.

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14 hours ago, Perthbum said:

Some aussie food was good but when it comes to Barbies the typical Australian did not have a clue, of course there was some good Aussies who were brilliant at barbies  but your average man was useless I found, South Africans are brought up to cook on wood outside and it was an art passed down through generations, almost all South Africans know the art of a great barbecue but I am afraid from the numerous barbies I attended in Oz the same cannot be said,

Things may have changed - lots of cooking shows now and BBQ'ing features.  

 

ETA - we cook far more variety here on a BBQ than we ever did in the UK - but in fairness we do BBQ most weekends here 

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4 hours ago, Rallyman said:

Another uk v bash oz thread 

They all are, they'd have it no other way. May as well join em.

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We had some friends stay with us in Brisbane and we suggested a BBQ. Our friend was adamant he did not want to eat BBQ food, he didn’t like the taste. I asked if it was a particular marinade he didn’t like and he told us that no, it didn’t matter how we prepped the meat, it was the blackened burnt taste he didn’t like
Over 40 years old and he’d never had a BBQ that wasn’t burnt!!
We managed to change his mind

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Nothing worse than a burnt BBQ- especially sausages, gross gross gross. Could make an exception for onions I guess, I do like caramelised onions.

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2 minutes ago, starlight7 said:

Nothing worse than a burnt BBQ- especially sausages, gross gross gross. Could make an exception for onions I guess, I do like caramelised onions.

a bit of crackling on a hog roast is ok

 

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On 15/11/2018 at 22:07, Perthbum said:

Some aussie food was good but when it comes to Barbies the typical Australian did not have a clue, of course there was some good Aussies who were brilliant at barbies  but your average man was useless I found, South Africans are brought up to cook on wood outside and it was an art passed down through generations, almost all South Africans know the art of a great barbecue but I am afraid from the numerous barbies I attended in Oz the same cannot be said,

Oh I didn't  realise you were black Sth African!

You comment about down the generations and it suddenly clicked.

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2 hours ago, BacktoDemocracy said:

Oh I didn't  realize you were black Sth African!

You comment about down the generations and it suddenly clicked.

What are you babbling on about?

 

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3 hours ago, starlight7 said:

Nothing worse than a burnt BBQ- especially sausages, gross gross gross. Could make an exception for onions I guess, I do like caramelised onions.

Yep, poms are the worst with Aussies a close second I have found, the best at grilling BBQ and smoking are Americans closely followed by SAfricans


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