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.


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.