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« on: November 05, 2009, 08:27:00 PM »

It is hard to imagine but on a really Aussie subject ie Vegemite we have to be concerned that some uncaring US owner (Kraft) of this truly iconic Aussie tucker has tried to adulterate with other STUFF and then had the hide to try and flog the stuff off.

What a hide angry

Now I dont think that there would be one dyed in the wool Aussie that wouldn't like Vegemite on toast, Vegemite sangers, Vegemite and butter pikelets and and and. I can't imagine all the ways I like Vegemite.. even Vegemite and honey! Dead set! Then I have even heard that there are some from the other side of the Pacific that have tried it and like it so much they are screaming at the US Gov to let them import it  rolleyes. Even like it better than Bourbon!! or their favourite sheila!! But! Hands off, it is ours and we need all we can get. Imagine if 200,000,000 yanks tried it and decided that they liked it so much, there'd be none left for us.

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009, 10:36:17 PM »

What exactly is vegemite??
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009, 10:39:09 PM »

Isn't that like spam but made out of turnip greens?
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2009, 01:13:10 AM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegemite

spam, properly prepared, is quite good.   grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2009, 03:35:52 AM »

vegemite is a yeast extract, it can be used even for stock cubes, mmmmmmmmm, but the greatest invention is vegemite soup, now mick, im not sur eif you have tried it before but its the bomb,, seriously man, it is similar to promite, marmite, etc etc, but obviously much better,, when i was travelling round europe, i had, 2 sets of clothes, a jumper, and my ipod and a big jar of vegemite, its like a girlfriend,, Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2009, 04:01:47 AM »

Sas, Its better than a girlfriend

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On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2009, 04:31:08 AM »

Gosh you guys from the States are Caks  grin grin You dont know what Vegemite is?? I dont believe it. Go on.. its the health food of a nation

It is God's piece of heaven given to Aussies for being such good blokes and sheilas.. fair dinkum.

Go on.. go to the Aussie counter at your supermarket and order some... er you do have an Aussie counter dont you?

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On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2009, 08:16:33 AM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegemite

spam, properly prepared, is quite good.   grin


True, but you could also no doubt say that about possum or carp.
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2009, 08:29:34 AM »

It is dirt mixed with salt.  Kids like it be cause kids like to eat dirt.  My nieces and nephews love it. (vegemite, and probably dirt too)
Which shows how bad things are down under.  tongue  

At least that is what it tastes like to me.  rolleyes

The Brits have something similar - Marmite.

(i figure this will get to our aussie friends  evil)
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2009, 08:37:14 AM »

I have heard of a vegamite sandwich but I thought it was some kind of concoction made from fish
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2009, 09:46:00 AM »

Mmmmm, warm fresh baked bread with melty butter and vegemite. mmmm oh the memories!  I never did think the stuff I bought over here tasted the same as the stuff my friends had when I was traveling.  Leave it to our industrialized food machine to ruin another good thing.

oh, now my mouth is watering!

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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2009, 11:56:21 AM »

I have a liberal pallet and enjoy trying new food especially cuisine of other cultures.

Where would a common redneck from Georgia go about getting or making some authentic vegamite.  After a quick search I found that vegamite is a spread made from spent brewers yeast and spices.  I do have several friends that are home brewers so spent brewers yeast should be easy to come by.

Clear this up for us folk up top. 
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2009, 01:55:12 PM »

It is starting to sound interesting to me because I just love Brewers Yeast.  I am going to try and find some and try it.
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2009, 02:21:24 PM »

... er you do have an Aussie counter dont you?

Mick



We have an Outback Steak house.  That's about it. 

Do you have an American counter at your local store?  If so what do they sell at it?

I need to get out more.

Tell you what, if you send me a jar of vegimite I'll send you a jar of peanut butter.  Of course you probably already have that.  I know, pickled pigs feet.  I bet your store doesn't have that.  How about deep fried butter - betcha can't get that in Oz.  'Course that won't travel too good.  I'll think about this.
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2009, 02:59:01 PM »

http://www.simplyoz.com/products/aussie_food/groceries/vegemite
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2009, 03:39:28 PM »

Thanks for the website Kathy.  I am actually going to order the vegemite and try it. Will let you all know when I receive it and how I thought it was.
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2009, 04:08:55 PM »

Found this on the web:


The main ingredients in Vegemite, as listed on the jar, are:


Yeast extract
salt
mineral salt
malt extract (from barley)
colour
flavours
niacin
riboflavin
thiamine
folate

It really sounds interesting to me. Will let you all know when I order it.

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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2009, 04:53:23 PM »

You're right about the ingredients Annette.. it is, as any good cook knows, the proportions that make the difference.. and of course the method.

By the way, Annette, I prefer the stuff that comes off the spent brewers yeast cheer

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On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html
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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2009, 07:46:39 PM »

So actually it's a way to have a beer sandwich?
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« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2009, 07:58:28 PM »

Beer Sandwich! Now that would be something different in my lunch box. LOL!! grin
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