Sunday, December 16, 2007

He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich

One of the many really enjoyable things about traveling is finding different foods and beverages. But since New Zealand and Australia aren't exactly known as exceptional culinary destinations, we wondered what we might discover.

But yesterday morning at breakfast, alongside the bread and bagels, was a basket of vegemite. Not even sure what to do with it, I spread a little on a corner of my toast. Interesting!
Vegemite is considered as much a part of Australia's heritage as kangaroos and the Holden cars. It is actually an Australian obsession that has become a unique and loved symbol of the Australian nation.

A Vegemite sandwich to an Australian kid is the equivalent of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to an American kid - but the taste is QUITE different!

From What's Cooking America


Vanessa said...

10 points if you can describe the taste of Vegemite so well that it's literally palpable!

Anonymous said...

bet those kansas city steaks don't beat it!!

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Vegemite is sold as Marmite in the US and England. Several large grocery chains carry it. Happy Trails, Penny, TX

LakeConroePenny said...

Vanessa said:
"10 points if you can describe the taste of Vegemite so well that it's literally palpable!"

The best way I can describe Marmite, (Vegemite) is that it has a tangy, salty, beef-bouillon-y, carrot-y, sweet taste.

It is great mixed with butter or peanut butter on toast.

I just love it mixed with butter and mashed into Butter Beans. They just aren't the same without it!

Happy Trails, Penny, TX