Australia, the Land Down Under, home of the kangaroo, the koala and the kookaburras, is an island continent that was colonized by European settlers in the later half of the 18th century. Australian cuisine is commonly dismissed as heavy, fast food cooking or weird dishes with kangaroo or crocodile meat as ingredients. Wrong and wrong again! Like its indigenous flora and fauna, the landscape of Australian cooking and food is varied and diverse with surprisingly twists to normal recipes. Scroll below for some interesting facts about Australian food.