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Tim Ellis
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Just curious as to how much you guys know about Australia. Have any of you ever tasted our yummy breakfast spread Vegemite?
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Ive been offered it by some australian friends...i had to decline...just couldn't make myself eat it!
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Hi Tim,

I have tried vegemite but didn'y really care for it, this may be a cultural difficulty as I live in the land of marmite, which I like.

I think marmite was invented by accident after a toxic spillage at ici (but I could be wrong) any ideas who invented vegemite.

the band 'men at work' immortalised vegemite in the uk consciousness.

all the best, Corona
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BASKITBOY5 - You don't know what you're missing! Smile

CORONA - I've tried Marmite, but I think it's like VHS and BETA... PEPSI and COKE... PENN and TELLER... you either like one or the other.

Here's a little bit of Vegemite history for you: In 1922, Fred Walker (1884-1935) of Melbourne, Australia decided to try to make a special "yeast extract" that would be as delicious as it was nourishing for his Fred Walker Cheese Company to sell. The chief scientist in the company Fred owned was Dr. Cyril P. Callister, and it was Dr. Callister who invented the first Vegemite spread. He used brewer's yeast and blended the yeast extract with ingredients like celery, onion, salt, and a few secret ingredients to make this paste. In 1912, a national competition and a prize of 50 pounds was offered to the winner or winners to name the new product.. The name ‘Vegemite’ was finally chosen from the entries by Fred’s daughter Sheilah .
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I love the stuff! They sell it in the local 'health' food store here abouts. I first got some when a friend in Australia sent me a jar. He claimed it was the secret to drinking more than one should..... Best,
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Sue-Anne has just assured me that she's heard the same thing... apparently it lines the stomach quite effectively...
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And look, it's a good hangover cure for the morning after too:

Hangover Cures: Vegemite On Toast - Something in your stomach is good, and salty is even better. Plus you get a Vitamin B top up. The same reasons also make peanut butter a good choice, but the oily nature might make some sensitive stomachs feel a bit yucky. If you do try try this one, skip the butter and just have dry toast.
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It's weird that it's a hangover cure considering (I've read) that it a beer by-product.
I haven't tried Vegemite, Marmite, or Promite. I don't know if we have it around here in WV. I have, however, try Vitameatavegimin and it's fantastic! Smile
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Try Vegemite. It'll put hairs on your chest!

Vitameatavegimin? I remember Lucy (from the "I Love Lucy" show) doing a GREAT sketch on that stuff! How funny was that?!
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Hi Sue-Anne,

They've been showing Lucy on the retro channel recently..and that particular sketch was recently shown. funny! funny! funny! Her facial expresions were priceless!

I often joke with Simon Lovell about his habit of eating Marmite..which I refer to as black goo and he refers to it as food of the gods. Vegitmite is way better! Not eating it again however, as you mentioned it puts hair on the chest. Shudders! Truthfully I've only tried it once...and that was enough. Give me escargots anyday!

Chrystal :O)
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More fascinating Vegemite facts:

Vegemite is found in 9 out of 10 Australian pantries!

22.7 million jars of Vegemite are manufactured in Australia every year - that's 235 jars per minute.


HOW TO EAT IT LIKE AN AUSSIE


Using your favorite bread, some butter or margarine, and of course, Vegemite.

Spread butter on a piece of toast or bread.
Cover very thinly with Vegemite (for the optimum Vegemite sandwich you only need a dab). Dip your knife in the Vegemite, and scrape up just a bit (it will mix right in with the butter and spread easily). Some people like to "marble" the Vegemite into the butter.
Eat it open-faced and enjoy!
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Ancient lore dictates that you are either a 'vegimite' OR a 'Marmite' person. I laugh in the face of this absurdity and say pishaw and zounds to't

I love both. They both taste like a little bit of breakfast heaven.

NOTHING that good was the result of am ICI spillage belirvr me.....in either country, and I have enjoyed both in both.

Dean
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Belirvr????
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This stuff can also save your life on days when your wife is at work and you are home alone with the kids. Vegimite, cheese, some bread and a home made cubbyhouse can go along way.
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Vege's my favourite. I hate promite or marmite...

Tim's right with how you eat it. If you use bread - the NICEST (and unhealthiest) way to eat it is with still warm, thick, fresh white bread with a nice crispy crust. Not bread with sugar in it - real bread.

If toasted - then a really nice grain bread - YUMMO - gotta go have some!
(freshly squeezed orange juice or black tea is perfect with it)
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I chop and change a bit. It keeps the different delicious flavours interesting. But I say go crazy. Full sugar white fairy bread, with vegimite and cheese at a teddy bear's tea party in the cubbyhouse.
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I can just hear the voices raised in song from the cubbyhouse:

"We're happy little Vegemites as bright as bright can be,
We all enjoy our Vegemite for breakfast, lunch and tea,
Our mummy says we're growing stronger every single week,
Because we love our Vegemite,
We all adore our Vegemite,
It puts a rose in every cheek!"
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Well now I know more about vegemite.

Magis6, it makes perfect sense to me that a "beer byproduct" would be a hangover cure. We homebrewers know that homebrew almost NEVER yields a hangover. There's a natural carbonation process that continues in the bottle when you make your own beer. That means a bit of sediment in your beer, and lots of yeast cell "husks" which are very rich in vitamin B. You won't get that from a commercially made beer that has been carbonated with forced CO2 gas.

Relax. Don't worry. Have a homebrew.
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According to my Aussie friend Jane "Vegemite is fair dinkum" and she promises to bring me home some next time she goes back there.
"But where did the lighter fluid come from?"
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(Kraft) Vegemite is best on a toasted crumpet.
Tim Ellis
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Mmmmmmm... I'm hungry... time for breakfast!
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Being a fellow Australian I have to point out that Vegimite is a by-product and ultimately poor substitute for it's originator, the Japanese product, miso. (Which by the way tastes fantastic on toast with tahini for breakfast).
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I eat the Vegemite daily but hadn't tried it until an Australian friend recommended it. Up until then I was on Marmite. My Whole Foods store carried it at $7.00 for a 2oz. bottle. Yeah not much at all! But I cherished every bit of it and oh that wonderful heavenly smell from an open jar of marmite.

He brought me a sample of Vegemite and lo and behold! The heavens opened and angels sang about glory and discovery.

A great Australian icon that I enjoy everyday.
Tim Ellis
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Hallelujah!
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Yikes, I'm in the minority but I'll stand proud behind my tub of Marmite ... as Chrystal said earlier ... I believe it to be the food of the gods (which should stop me eating it as I'm not a God, but you know what I mean!)

Tim and Sue, good to see you here doing a great job even if you are Vegimite heathens!

Simon
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OK, I'm convinced. With my recent health problems I have become Vegan and as such am looking for anything to expand the flavors at my disposal.

I just ordered a jar of Venemite from eBay.
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Simon, great to see you in here too! If you have any tips as a former Guest of Honor yourself, we'd really appreciate it!

Rik, follow the instructions for eating it VERY CAREFULLY. Use lots of butter or marg and spread it THINLY!

I think we'd better take some Vegemite sample packs with us over to FISM this year.
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Tim,

When I was guest guy here I realized early on that it's a LOT more work than I first suspected. I decided to set aside two hours each day to carefully go through that days replies/questions/comments and post my comments etc. If you leave it too long you get totally swamped by it!

But, you and Sue seem to be keeping on top of it really well!

Hope to run into you again some time soon!

Simon
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Hello Simon, I like your glasses by the way, very stylish. You know what they say about a man who wears glasses! Hehe!

Anyway, it's no surprise that Tim and Sue-Anne are on top of it! They haven't left the house in days! I can see Tim slumped over the keyboard right now... actually, it doesn't look like he's typing... or even moving... hmmm.. think I'd better get over there and investigate. Maybe prod him with a stick or something.
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Perhaps it could be he ate too much vegitmite?

:O)

Chrystal
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