I've been thinking over the last few days about the great diversity of posters throughout Chowhound and how fascinated I am when I read about what other people are cooking, what's available to them and what a normal dinner/cooking process is to them.
So my question is what is the local food/cuisine in your area like? I come from the south-west of Western Australia. Combined with the mediterranean climate and a large migrant population our food tends to have heavy Italian, Spanish and South-East Asian influences. Lamb features a lot on a our plates, as does fresh seafood from our beautiful oceans and rivers. We are extremely fortunate to have amazing wine regions nearby and have the pleasure of drinking mostly local wine. We tend to be an eat outdoors society, so the most common way of socialising with food tends to be a bbq outside with steak, sausages and salads, particularly in the summer months.
I'm really curious to know what the food is like in your area.