The soul brother of the Aussie barbecue is the bogracs, a heavy, cast iron kettle used to cook outdoors. Resembling a witch’s cauldron with its rounded sides, the bogracs sits over fire and is a central part of camping and special celebrations such as weddings and is predominantly seen as the man’s domain. Cook-off competitions are held during summer and recipe secrets fiercely guarded as the best dishes are judged.
Nokedli maker (spatzle press)
An appliance used to make Nokedli (dumplings). Similar in appearance to a grater, a sliding container sits above. Dough is placed in the container and the nokedli maker is suspended over boiling water. The container slides back and forth and the dough is shaved into small pieces. Nokedli is commonly served with gulyas.