Australia's former colonizers brought with them the flavors of 18th century Great Britain. Their recognizable dishes such as roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, Irish stew and steamed pudding were, for most of the year, completely inappropriate for the callous weather conditions. Diverse cultures from Europe, Asian, aboriginal people and the Mediterranean influenced Australia food. The Australian diet was strongly based upon its British and Irish legacy, by the end of the 20th century Australians were habitually savoring Italian, Greek, Chinese, Indian and Vietnamese cuisines cooked in restaurants and homes. Vegetarianism and veganism have also achieved wider reception in Australian culture, thanks to vegetables and vegetable products such as tofu that play important role in Asian and Indian cuisines.