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'Anzacs' No Ordinary Biscuits - Public Lecture

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
A freelance writer and traveller who likes to explore the spiritual, literary and hidden gems of Adelaide and beyond.
In praise of Anzacs
What's your favourite biscuit? For many people it has to be a homemade Anzac biscuit. No homogenised packet mix version. A homemade Anzac bickie comes in different sizes and shapes. They can be lumpy and bumpy. But overall they beat the bought ones hands down. It seems each batch is different in texture, with that characteristic golden syrup tang.

Anzac biscuits are being celebrated! A public lecture will uncover the history of this humble biscuit. Its origins, evolution, myths and legends.

Titled 'Anzacs' no ordinary biscuits.

To be held 6.00pm, Wednesday 24 September.
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library.
This presentation is by culinary historian Allison Reynolds.
Gold coin donation.
Bookings essential
Click here to book your spot

Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I.
Source Wikipedia.

Reportedly the biscuits were designed so as not to spoil easily in food parcels. They kept well in transportation to the troops. If they are made wrongly they can certainly become rock hard! Perhaps you have your own foolproof recipe.

The State Library on North Terrace Adelaide, has many features to recommend to a wider audience: Art exhibitions, writer talks, a huge reference collection and the world's newspaper at a glance.

The Treasure Wall on Level One of the State Library is currently showing an exhibition called Remember Me, The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt. Travelling exhibition from the Australian War Memorial.

This focuses on WW1 soldiers, with the mud of the trenches still on their boots.

The War memorial shines a spotlight on the little known place of Vignacourt.

A small French village that was always behind the front lines. For much of the First World War it was a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.

The Remember Me exhibition tells the story of how one enterprising photographer took the opportunity of this moment in time to establish a business taking portrait photographs.

The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt
The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt

Remember Me: The lost Diggers of Vignacourt is a well put together display, which includes these portraits and memorabilia. Including a delightful knitting pattern for socks and the actual knitted socks.

This exhibition finishes on October 10th. This is a Free exhibition.
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Why? Honouring Anzacs
When: September 24th at 6pm
Where: State library, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Free
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