Australian and New Zealand meat pie
An Australian or New Zealand meat pie is a hand-sized meat
pie containing largely minced meat and gravy sometimes with onion and often
consumed as a takeaway food snack. The pie itself is congruent with the United
Left: A typical Australian meat pie
It is considered iconic in Australia and New Zealand. Across
the Tasman, New Zealanders regard the meat pie as a part of New Zealand cuisine,
and it forms part of the New Zealand national identity.
The meat pie is
heavily associated with Australian Rules Football as one of the most popular
consumed food items whilst watching a game.