Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pavlovas: Tell Us Something We DIDN'T Know!

Give it a rest already!
Fair dinkum KIWI tucker!
The Oxford English Dictionary has finally and unequivocally settled a long-running argument between Oz and NZ, over... *drum roll* who invented the pavlova.
All of us Antipodeans know that the meringue dessert was named after Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who visited both countries in the 1920s. But many Aussies and Kiwis alike claim to have cooked the first pavlova.
However, in its relaunched online edition, the Oxford Dictionary says the first recorded recipe appeared in New Zealand in 1927. Australia's "pretender" pav didn't pop up until 1935. So now it's OFFICIAL. The - pavlova - is - kiwi!
And in case you don't believe me, here're the headlines to prove it!

PS: 14 Nov.2011 - Has the first-EVER pavlova recipe been found...?

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