Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What Could It Be Now?

Vegemite is an Australian food paste made from yeast extract, NOT vegetables, as the name might suggest.  The salty, musty flavor is an acquired taste that appeals primarily to the reptilian pallet of a native Australian -- that's not to say it's not worth a try.

A focused taste is reminiscent of a warm Olde English 40oz combined with a side of soy sauce, delicious.  For optimal enjoyment, Vegemite should be use sparingly and cut w/ cheese, egg yolk, butter, or anything unctuous enough to tame its salinated punch.  I read elsewhere online that Vegemite tastes like a cube of beef bullion -- I couldn't have said it better myself.

Aussies typically enjoy this peculiar product for breakfast, lunch or tea on butter-spread toast.  I added a poached egg to a create a breakfast that was surprisingly edible.

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