Australian Food with Bill Granger

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Tune in for a discussion with the forefather of Aussie café culture from the Opera House

Being labelled the ‘creator of Avocado toast’ is as high an accolade as they come, and one that Australian restaurateur, food writer and self-taught cook Bill Granger can lay claim to. When he opened the first café in what would become the Bills empire on a Darlinghurst street corner in 1993, it was the first place to put avocado toast on the menu and establish its place as a brekkie staple.  

Granger is credited with bringing laid-back Australian café culture to the world, with branches in Tokyo, London, Seoul, and Honolulu where people line up for fluffy ricotta pancakes, creamy scrambled eggs and oft-emulated corn fritters. 

Ahead of the release of his twelfth cookbook, Australian Food, in October, Granger is sitting down with friendly foodie and writer Adam Liaw for a livestreamed chat from the Sydney Opera House on Sunday, July 26. The pair will discuss the global phenomenon of Australian café culture, the evolution of a national cuisine and the character of Australian food. You can stream the chat live from 4pm on Sunday here as part of the Opera House’s digital season, or stream it on demand at any time that suits you thereafter. 

Anyone else suddenly in the mood for a flat white and an avo smash? 

Feeling hungry? Check out the 50 best cafés in Sydney.

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