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Barbara Santich on the Australian barbecue

Wednesday 13 March 2013, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Free
Village Roadshow Theatrette
Entry 3, La Trobe St
Has wheelchair access Has hearing loop

In popular myth, American troops brought the barbecue to Australia during WWII. But this fails to explain the distinctive Aussie character of the ‘barbie’. Food historian Barbara Santich traces this much-loved tradition back to early European settlement.