On Sunday, January 26, 2014, PIE-NOT threw a big, family-friendly celebration for Australia’s official national holiday, Australia Day. Historically, it signifies the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the first fleet of British ships in Sydney Cove, New South Wales and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. Currently, it celebrates the diverse society, landscape, history, and presentation of the Australian of the Year Awards. PIE-NOT celebrated the day with food, fun, and animals.
PIE-NOT was open for regular business but in the courtyard across from their location, they had set up a tent and served samples of the Sag Rolls (standard Aussie sausage roll with premium ground beef and pork with finely grated onions and carrots rolled into a puff pastry), Vegemite and Cheese pastries, and Digger (an egg-less biscuit mix of rolled oats and desiccated coconut with golden syrup). I’ve wanted to try Vegemite ever since I heard the lyrics of the Men at Work song “Land Down Under”: “Buying bread from a man in Brussels. He was six foot four and full of muscle. I said, "Do you speak my language?" He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.” This dark spread has eluded me until this historic Australia Day. I really loved the taste of it. It’s salty and reminiscent of kelp or seaweed. When it was mixed with cheese and put in a puff pastry, it was even more delectable. PIE-NOT needs to put this on the menu!
To read more and see slideshow, please visit: http://www.examiner.com/article/pie-not-celebrated-australia-day-with-aussie-friends-around-orange-county-ca
OC Food Diva