12 Oct 2015

Where is Pavlova from? - Dr Andrew Paul Wood

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:25 pm on 12 October 2015

There is much mythology surrounding the history of the Pavlova.

Pavlova

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Dr Andrew Paul Wood has traced its origins along with Annabelle Utrecht, who is from Australia.

And while it might be expected that the pair would claim the dish as a either a New Zealand or Australian invention, the conclusion they came to was surprising.

Dr Wood talks to Jesse Mulligan about how it ended up being one of our most beloved desserts, and some of the myths behind where it came from.

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