Food bought on or with the first fleet voyage, consisted of flour, rice, salted meat, sugar, salt, alcohol, vinegar, seeds and vine cuttings. Live stock was the best fresh meat. The meats were either made into stews and pies. The peas were often boiled than made into a thick type of poridge. Flour was used to make damper and sometimes added to any green leaves or vegetables. This was simialar to vegetable poridge. They had no knowledge about Australian native foods.