Thursday, January 22, 2009

Apparently It's Made of Yeast

Vegemite is not made of vegetables.  It's some kind of yeast by-product.  Whatever it is, I actually like it.  I had my first taste yesterday at work when a friend who has years of experience with the Australian foodstuff brought in a lovely cracker topped by cheese and a dark paste.  


Vegemite is the dark matter under the cheese.


The Australian spread piqued the collective American consciousness in the early 1980s due to the popularity of a song and a band that I refuse to name on my blog.  It caused many Americans to pick up a dictionary - since we didn't have the Internet - and throw our hands up in despair because we could not find the meaning of vegemite.  Since it's a spread, most people unfamiliar with vegemite glop it onto a slice of bread as if it were peanut butter.  Please, don't do that!  Apply a nice, thin layer on your bread or cracker and enjoy the salty goodness of the yeasty ingredients.  Whatever they may be.

3 comments:

marc said...

But you don't answer the biggest question. What the hell does it taste like?

shrinecastle said...

Oh, right. It's salty. That's about all I can say.

Anonymous said...

Don't act like you weren't the biggest Men at Work fan ever. We know better.

;)


D.F.