I’ve been in New Zealand since September 2011, and I think this is the first traditional Kiwi recipe I’ve tried. Which is crazy, but I’ve enjoyed bringing American recipes here too much to try my hand at something everybody’s had before. Still, it is ANZAC Day, my third ANZAC Day here, so it’s time.
ANZAC Day, for those of you in other parts of the world, is a Kiwi and Australian holiday in honor of members of the Australian New Zealand Army Corps. It falls on the 25th of April, the date in 1915 when the ANZACs landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Thousands died, and from 1916, ANZAC Day has been celebrated as a memorial for the fallen and a celebration of those still serving.