Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Letter of the day

  • Print

Re: Pavlova so much more than dessert to Aussies, Dec. 7.

Australian correspondent Michael Madigan misleads by omission in suggesting the fabulous Pavlova meringue cake was conjured up in Australia sometime in the 1930s.

The Pavlova, named for Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, has been claimed by Australia and New Zealand as a national dessert. But it is a New Zealand creation, not Australian.

Recipes for the delectable meringue cake appeared in New Zealand cookbooks in the 1920s. It was first served to Pavlova in Wellington, during her 1926 world tour, and renamed in her honour. The dessert soon became a symbol of national pride, especially after the Australians began to claim it as their own.

But there is one point on which Kiwis and Aussies agree: The incomparable Pavlova is truly a symbol of summer. There is nothing more divine than a pav, topped with freshly whipped cream and delicious summer fruit.

NONA PELLETIER

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 12, 2007 $sourceSection$sourcePage

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Gary Lawless & Tim Campbell on the Jets' inconsistency - Jets This Week Oct. 16

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A squirrel enjoys the morning sunshine next to the duck pond in Assiniboine Park Wednesday– June 27, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • MIKE.DEAL@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 110621 - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 -  Doug Chorney, president Keystone Agricultural Producers flight over South Western Manitoba to check on the condition of farming fields. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
my2011poy

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should Premier Greg Selinger resign?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google