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I tried my first Marmite...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Zenbirder, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally broke down and bought a small jar of Marmite, I really wanted to know what it tasted like. So I put a bit on a cracker for my DH, told him it was something new (he is used to me feeding him odd things), he chowed down and I asked him if he wanted more and he said YES! As for me, I licked the butter knife when we were done [​IMG] My questions to those who are used to this delicacy is - How do you usually serve it? Do you referigerate it? Does it go with eggs? How much does it cost where you are? Thanks!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Geez, my DH is like Hawkeye Pierce on MASH. He has to sniff everything, ask me what it is and refuses to eat it if it's too different.
     
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Marmite? What is marmite?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    One a' them there foreign foods, LOL. Yeast Extract Spread. YUM! NOT.
     
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  5. homecatmom

    homecatmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:My husband will try anything. I once tried making browned bacon gravy. (A friend of mine showed me how) Well, I didn't exactly brown it enough and didn't exactly add enough milk. It resembled Elmer's glue! Poor Chuck ate the whole pan full with his breakfast before requesting that I NEVER make it again!
     
  6. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    What is Marmite?
     
  7. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    OH I LOVE marmite - its GREAT on nice buttery toast - crackers, flat bread....
    You must try it with cheese - put the cheese on top of the toast, butter and marmite! YUM!

    For those who don't know what it is, its similar although not exactly the same as Vegimite - Thats what I've heard, I've never tried Vegimite....

    Bovril should be your next on the list to try - similar to marmite, not as thick or stiff, - Just as YUMMY spread on all the above!
     
  8. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never tried Marmite, but Vegimite, its cousin, is kind of like Soy Sauce that you boiled until all the water evaporated. You're left with a gooey brown paste that is very salty, and very high in vitamins.

    Vegimite is the Australian version. I -think- Marmite is English.

    My Dad loves it spread thinly on buttered toast, for breakfast. You can also use it to flavour sauteed vegetables, or in soup broth.

    edit: PS doesn't need to be refridgerated
     
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  9. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    I never heard of either and still do not think I understand what it is?????? What is it made from and what does it taste like?
     
  10. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Marmite is a brown salty yeast extract made in the UK. Yeasts are great at producing B vitamins. I have used dehydrated nutritional yeast in cooking for years, also good to add a bit to pet food.
    DH worked a ranch alonside his Mom for many years, so she cooked for them (long before I came on the scene). She was the exact opposite of me in the kitchen, if it was Friday you would know what was going to be on the dinner table that night. With me, nothing is ever quite the same twice, I am an experimental artist. The last year of her life I took over all the cooking, and she had fun [​IMG] She got to try so many things she had never eaten before like kiwi, mangos, homemade vegetarian pizza and green chilie cheese enchaladas. Before she passed she told me I was the best friend she had ever had [​IMG]
    So DH has tld me a VERY few times over the years that I don't need to make that dish again, but for the most part he enjoys all the different restraunt tastes (Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Italian, Japanese, etc.) right from his own dinner table.
     

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