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VEGEMITE - making Aussies great for 80 years!

 
 
margo
 
Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 08:27 pm
Vegemite is 80 years old this year.

Most Aussies grow up with it. Some discard the habit. Some eat it all their lives. Some newcomers acquire the habit. It's said to be an acquired taste.

Is this what makes Australians different??? Is this where our sense of humour comes from? Is this what makes us such enthusiastic sport-people, for such a small population?

"It puts a rose in every cheek"
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 08:31 pm
i was force fed vegemite on my sojourn to Brisbane last spring, what the hell is that stuff? and why do you eat it?
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 08:35 pm
It's some form of yeast extract! Unfortunately, it is now owned by the evil Kraft Corporation.

We start it on it as babies. We like the taste. We crave the saltiness. Perhaps sbecause it gets so hot here, we need that extra salt!

I reckon it's what makes Aussies different!
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 08:38 pm
dyslexia
Laughing Laughing Laughing
What is it? Pure magic! As margo says, it's an "acquired taste". You just didn't stick with it long enough to develop a habit! Very Happy
AND it's full of vitamin B! This explains why Aussies are so clever & so very attractive! We grew up eating the stuff! It's a wonder food!
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 08:40 pm
margo

Beats a spoonful of yeast powder any day! Shocked <shudder, shudder ...>
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 08:45 pm
Yay, msolga - what she said, times 2.

We're witty, intelligent, resourceful...and all due to magic Vegemite!!!
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mikey
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 08:50 pm
you forgot 'modest'....no?
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 08:53 pm
well, i would certainly not argue your wonderful attributes but, i have to think it is in spite of not because of VEGEMITE
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 08:56 pm
I eat vegemite somewhere between once a week and never. I LOVE vegemite!
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 09:12 pm
Yay, littlek!
This explains your beautifulness & superior intelligence! Very Happy
(pssst ... How did you acquire the habit?)
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 09:13 pm
Mikey

Why be modest when it's so obvious to all? Laughing
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 09:15 pm
Oh why thank you!
I had tasted it vegemite or marmite as a kid and then later as a young adult I happened onto vegemite again. After going to Oz 2 years ago I've kept a little jar at home. Sometimes they go fast, sometimes they go more slowly. I don't think I had to acquire the taste, I just like salty hits of flavor now and then.
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 09:19 pm
littlek

And it never goes off! (as you've discovered). Just lasts forever & keeps doing good.
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mikey
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 09:23 pm
i just read up on it. i'm gonna try some if i can find it over here. i love salty but have to be careful with it.

what do you do with it? eat it plain?
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 09:27 pm
Mikey

Generally on buttered toast. (But don't over-do it at first! A thin layer.) Also a surprisingly good "stock" base for soups, etc. Adds a little depth to the concoction.
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 09:30 pm
That's it, going to make a toasty-treat right now...........
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 09:34 pm
Mmmmmm ... me too!
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 09:39 pm
Just enough left for 2-slice coverage
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 09:39 pm
i only have one comment Good Taste Is Timeless!!!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2003 09:41 pm
I prefer promite - must be why I am plain, humourless and stupid.....
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