I love trying new foods from different countries….and now that I am currently seeking treatment for a Nutella addiction, I figured I should branch out a bit.
World Market has some of this stuff called Marmite aka Vegemite that is popular in Britian, New Zealand, and Australia. It’s a vegetable spread that is made from what’s left over of the yeasty stuff when making beer. A native New Zealander said it was amazing, so I bought some. An itty bitty jar cost $5 for 125g, but I figured, why not?
We got home and I immediately tried it on a cracker.
I don’t think I have ever tasted something so awful in my life. I think the worst part of it was leaving the hoppy taste in my mouth and was unable to find anything to get rid of it with……old tea, water, and a plain cracker helped. Oh my.
Even The General was a little squeamish about it and he loves thick hoppy beers.
So if you come to my house, you will be offered a bit of Marmite on a cracker; it will be for my entertainment if you have the same reaction I did or if you love it, well, you just got yourself a free jar of Marmite.
Tonight’s dinner is a also a conglomeration of cultures: Low Country and German. The menu includes crab cakes from the kitchen of Chef General and Spaetzle Casserole with swiss cheese and sauteed onions by yours truly.