2011-09-19 23:19:36Vegemite vs Marmite
Paul D

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Kevin Rudd was stopped at American airport and questioned about a jar of Vegemite:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14968326

Personally I prefer Marmite. I did try Vegemite a few years ago but it wasn't the same.
In any case Vegemite is made by Kraft these days isn't it??
A big US food giant.

2011-09-20 01:06:23
logicman

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At this point, if I were a denier, I would be yelling "ad hominem!".  ;-)

" Parasite ! Trotskyite ! Marmite !"

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

(See under 'catch phrases'.)

2011-09-20 05:48:42
MarkR
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I just don't understand how anyone can't understand that marmite is better.

My ex' Mum was Australian though, and she was half and half on the whole issue.

2011-09-20 06:00:15Vegemite all the way
John Cook

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It will be compulsory eating at the SkS shindig in San Francisco :-)
2011-09-20 06:34:34
dana1981
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I'm not eating any vegemite!  I tried it in Australia - nasty stuff.

2011-09-20 06:41:48
Andy S

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Either product is thankfully difficult to get hold of in N America, so you'd better bring an extra suitcase, John. It tasets like a kind of salty bitumen, I wonder what its carbon footprint is.

At least the Danes have good taste.

2011-09-20 06:45:19
nealjking

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Andy,

If you eat it, you probably absorb all that stuff, so net negative.

2011-09-20 07:02:24
Andy S

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My (French) wife informs me that the word "Marmite" means "Crock" in her native language. Go figure.

2011-09-20 07:07:17
nealjking

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=>"La Marmite de Pf. Christy"

2011-09-20 07:16:45
Rob Painting
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They both taste the same to me.

2011-09-20 07:21:50
nealjking

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If we extraordinarily rendered Christy to Australia and fed him only Vegemite until he agreed that AGW is real, would that be considered a war crime or merely a gross violation of human rights?

2011-09-20 07:23:10
Paul D

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You have to spread it thinly on toast. I think Vegemite is milder tasting.

2011-09-20 18:00:14
MarkR
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Andy: that's why the Marmite logo is a crock :)

2011-09-20 18:37:34
Tom Curtis

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To clear up some obvious confusions:

 

1)  Vegemite is better than Marmite, which lacks sufficient bite.

 

2)  Vegemite is certainly the food of the Gods; therefore compulsory meals of vegemite can in no way be considered a violation of anyones rights.

 

3)  While Vegemite is enjoyed by many as a thin layer on buttered bread (or better, toast), the proper way to eat it is slathered on at least two millimeters thick.

 

4)  And finally, as everyone knows, vegemite is the toxic waste of beer manufacture, and as such disposing of it properly be eating is beneficial to the environment.

2011-09-20 18:45:13
Glenn Tamblyn

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So, when the skeptic hackers break in to SkS to reveal our dastardly schemes, the folks who are planning a world-wide one-government coup based on mountains of fraudulent data, department stores full of hockey sticks and tricks hiding under declines hiding under tricks under declines etc...are intending to achieve their evil schemes by deluding all the honest, upright (love that phrase - images of iron bars shoved up your...) defenders of TRUE SCIENCE by embroiling them in a deep contoversy over the relative salt and sugar content that will produce the optimum yeat extract.

Fiends, Monsters. How could any enquiring mind ever escape the fatal lure of resolving such eternal questions. And while they are so enthralled, we will have our wicked way with the world...

...Bwaaaaghhh

2011-09-20 19:10:16Ambrosia?
Glenn Tamblyn

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"Vegemite is certainly the food of the Gods"

Really. Somehow I just never thought of it as Ambrosia. Although Vegemite & cheese sandwiches in your school lunch aren't bad. None of that soggy bread salad rubbish. Although Golden Syrup and Peanut Butter work well too. The Golden Syrup sort of gets a bit 'crusty' and holds it all together.

May we all have a life where are preserved from our mothers need to give us healthy food. Thats what disreputabele Uncles and Grandfathers are for - to totally subborn our mothers 'good intentions'

 

2011-09-21 02:19:08
Steve Brown

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Real men eat Marmite.

2011-09-21 02:23:24
nealjking

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I don't know: If faced with a mandatory diet of Vegemite or switching to global cooling, I would waver ...

2011-09-23 01:19:11
Hoskibui

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Yummie - the thought of Marmite makes me miss being in England... :)

2011-09-23 01:31:47
nealjking

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Hoskibul,

Yeah, but don't you Ice-skis eat walruses or something? No, I remember: rotten shark.

Given the choice between Marmite and rotten shark, I might throw myself into the ocean.

2011-09-23 01:38:19yummie yummie :)
Hoskibui

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You have to stop it, me keyboard is almost ruined after all the drooling - I would say the rotten shark, covered in Marmite would be ideal :o)

2011-09-23 01:39:32
nealjking

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Oh, the horror! the horror!

2011-09-23 17:11:16
scaddenp

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I personally think they are both basically axle grease. I know that you lose antipodean cred by not liking Vegemite but obviously I was not force fed sufficiently as a baby.

2011-09-23 18:14:11
Rob Painting
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Phil, where the hell are you from! Imposter!......imposter!......someone notify immigration!

2011-09-23 18:30:21
Glenn Tamblyn

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So now Neal thinks that Vegemite is some sort of Australian Yeast Extract delicacy, to be eaten in small quantities with rotten shark, preferably far  up the Mekong in sweltering humidity.

No wonder Brando had no hair. Martin Sheen and his Presidential aspirations wasn't the problem. The jungle wasn't the problem. The WAR wasn't the problem. Robert Duvall and Helicopter Fuel wasn't the problem.

It was having to DECIDE! Vegemite or Rotten Shark?

Oh the HORROR. A Donkey between 2 bails of hay!

2011-09-24 09:52:41
adelady

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Phil, I don't think it's 'antipodean', it's apparently much more Australian. 

My mother-in-law was very sniffy about Vegemite.  "You have to remember I'm not Australian I'm from New Zealand - so I never learnt to like Vegemite." 

Of course, there are always culture shocks around.  When daughter was in London, I wasn't surprised that she had to go to the Oz shop for Vegemite and TimTams - but apparently Cherry Ripes and Twisties are also an Australian addiction unavailable to the rest of the world.  That was a surprise.

2011-09-24 17:02:31
Rob Painting
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Adelady - your mother-in-law was having you on. You can get Vegemite and Marmite here in NZ too, and the interminable bickering about which is better, has raged for decades. As for twisties - they've been available here since the seventies. So you now know why Phil Scadden is being deported.

2011-09-24 17:13:18
adelady

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My m-i-l was a bit of a pain at the best of times  -  and they were few enough.   

Phil's perfectly welcome to come here any time he likes.    Though if he's used to Dunedin, Adelaide summers would be more than just a culture shock.

2011-09-24 23:55:22
Paul D

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Interesting the Twisties thing. Wikipedia says the name is owned by Smiths (crisps), which disapeared in the UK (thanks to Pepsi apparently prefering the Walkers brand) but still exists in Australia.

2011-09-25 00:11:14
Daniel Bailey
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Truth be told: I almost made it to 50 without ever trying (or even hearing about vegemite/marmite).  Thanks for ending that glorious run.  :)

On the ethnic food subject, I much prefer the pasty:

Pasty

2011-09-25 00:34:14
adelady

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Pasty!  Now there's a red rag to a bull in South Australia. 

The Cornish in England started their festivals only after our Kernowek Lowender had been going for donkey's years.    They actually had to come out here and find out how it was done.    And now they want to say that we're not allowed to call the things Cornish pasties.   Hmmmpphh

2011-09-25 00:56:00??? Translation, please?
Daniel Bailey
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"Now there's a red rag to a bull in South Australia. "

"going for donkey's years"

2011-09-25 01:11:56
Paul D

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Legally the Pasty in Daniels photo is a Cornish Pasty and has to be made in Cornwall.

The reason being it is crimped around the edge. It can not be made outside Cornwall. Not sure however if that applies outside the EU.

If it was crimped across the top it couldn't be called a Cornish pasty.
Example of a non-Cornish pasty:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cooked_pasty.JPG

2011-09-25 01:25:52
Paul D

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More info about Cornish pasty ID:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2011/feb/22/protected-status-for-cornish-pasty

2011-09-25 01:29:37
Daniel Bailey
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"The reason being it is crimped around the edge. It can not be made outside Cornwall."

Tell that to the many generations of shopkeepers here that have been selling them as depicted since the 1800s.  ;)

2011-09-25 01:54:00
Paul D

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Indeed, many fish and chip shops in the UK used to sell them, but they weren't made in Cornwall.

Another 'protected' pie is the Melton Mowbray pork pie, which can only be made in Melton Mowbray.

http://www.mmppa.co.uk/

2011-09-28 11:27:03
Tom Curtis

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Speaks for itself:

 

2011-09-28 11:45:44
nealjking

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Here's the text.

2011-09-28 12:27:11
logicman

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What a load of Bovril!

 

( ducks and runs. )