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Pavlova Is Actually Not Even Australian

Sorry, guys. New Zealand wins again.

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Pavlova is widely known as a great Australian dessert.

And it has become an Aussie Christmas staple.

But... it's not actually even Australian at all.

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Yep, the first ever recorded recipe of pavlova comes from a New Zealand cookbook published in 1927.

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And pavlova was never even MENTIONED in Australia until 1935 when they stole it from us Kiwis.

It was named after ballerina Anna Pavlova when she visited Wellington in 1926.

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And although various meringue-based desserts were created in Australia around the same time, none were called a pavlova and none of them were like the dessert we know today.

SORRY AUSTRALIA BUT NEW ZEALAND WINS THIS ROUND.

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