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Old 07-05-2013, 08:45   #106
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America meets Vegemite



I was brought up on Marmite, Vegemite is an inferior product from the colonials, filled with lots of additional nonsense. For real Yeast extract lovers try Marmite XO.

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As someone else has already said... "too much spoils the flavour"... I reckon anyone would feel sick eating a whole spoon of it on it's own... Try munching on a couple of raw garlic cloves and then telling me how much you like garlic!

Vegemite is best enjoyed sparingly on buttered toast... Too much spoils the flavour...

All this from a Brit raised in Singapore... must get around to trying Marmite in anticipation of expectations from the homeland
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China is now exporting small lambs; particularly good on the barby. Bet Vegemite is great with that!
There's cheap Chinese shops springing up all over Europe these days.. 3 new ones this year within 1/4 mile of me.. shops..? more like warehouse's selling everything at a fraction of local goods...
Funny thing though... lots of dogs suddenly start going missing in the area's....
Just wondering...
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Old 07-05-2013, 13:14   #108
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There's cheap Chinese shops springing up all over Europe these days.. 3 new ones this year within 1/4 mile of me.. shops..? more like warehouse's selling everything at a fraction of local goods...
Funny thing though... lots of dogs suddenly start going missing in the area's....
Just wondering...
That IS odd. Don't they normally start with cats?
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

I once crewed for a Brit. Breakfast every morning was toast with vegemite, and lunch was spam on crackers. At happy hour we had a can of spray cheese on whatever toast or crackers were left over.

That's the closest I ever came to mutiny.
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

Back to Really Serious Deprivation: in Australia (and NZ and New Cal and VAnuatu and the Solomons) one is hard pressed to find Mexican food. There are the occasional restaurants labled "Mexican", and they often offer good, wholesome tucker, but no real Mexican food. In particular, the Tomatillo is not grown down under for some reason, and this makes construction of green salsas difficult. The Mexican types of chillis are being grown, but they mostly lack authority. I have actually eaten an Australian Habenero and lived to tell the tale...

We're in California right now, and it is fair to say that I have practiced gluttony since our arrival...

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The Twinkie Returns:
“The family-owned company that revived Pabst Blue Ribbon has been given the go-ahead to purchase Hostess out of bankruptcy. The new owners (Apollo Global Management (APO) and Metropoulos & Co) share their plans to bring the Twinkie—and profitability—back to life...”
Twinkies Are Coming Back: The Metropoulos Brothers On the Brand - The Daily Beast

Twinkie's future could be union-free - Apr. 25, 2013

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“... Grupo Bimbo, which owns the Sara Lee brand, is working on a knockoff version of Hostess products and is aiming to get them onto store shelves quickly, reports the New York Post ...”
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I did read they were coming back, but we will be gone before they hit the shelves !

In PR I did have a Mexican knock-off (not even close) -- it was really heavy.

I hadn't really thought about Twinkies in forever, it is more a memory from childhood, but as soon as I couldn't get one I was craving one!
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I found Marmite in Nth Palm Beach by total accident... had been to the jams, spreads and honey shelves where its normally kept in the UK and selected everything I wanted so popped round to the baking aisle for flour, yeast etc and there it was... stacked next to baking soda/powder and instant yeast packets.. seems some confusion as the jar states its Yeast...
I looked while I was at the grocery store today, baking section, no vegemite or anything resembling it -- whew I was saved! I was going to get some and feed it to the hubby first, to see his reaction before trying it myself. Like Blue Crab, I am probably not a very adventurous eater. It makes one wonder how I m going to make it around the world!?!

Oh I know, pasta!
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There's cheap Chinese shops springing up all over Europe these days.. 3 new ones this year within 1/4 mile of me.. shops..? more like warehouse's selling everything at a fraction of local goods...
Funny thing though... lots of dogs suddenly start going missing in the area's....
Just wondering...
Really?
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Back to Really Serious Deprivation: in Australia (and NZ and New Cal and VAnuatu and the Solomons) one is hard pressed to find Mexican food. There are the occasional restaurants labled "Mexican", and they often offer good, wholesome tucker, but no real Mexican food. In particular, the Tomatillo is not grown down under for some reason, and this makes construction of green salsas difficult. The Mexican types of chillis are being grown, but they mostly lack authority. I have actually eaten an Australian Habenero and lived to tell the tale...

We're in California right now, and it is fair to say that I have practiced gluttony since our arrival...

Cheers,

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Found the same in the Caribbean. However, I have been able to find tomatillos and a good variety of peppers. My last batch of chile verde was pretty good, if I say so myself!

I also have been been devouring Mexican food at an alarming rate since we got back to the States.
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That IS odd. Don't they normally start with cats?
Even worse!
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I once crewed for a Brit. Breakfast every morning was toast with vegemite, and lunch was spam on crackers. At happy hour we had a can of spray cheese on whatever toast or crackers were left over.

That's the closest I ever came to mutiny.
I thought Spam and spray cheese were American originals -- not good ones though. I would have mutinied after a week.
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Yes SPAM is one of those American foods that crossed the pond to blighty, over cooked, over salted and over here.
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That IS odd. Don't they normally start with cats?
Your getting confused with the Indian Restaurants Chicken Tikka...
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

My old mother says that she will not eat sausages because she "does not know whats in them", But, she will eat Spam, beacause she always has. One day I will tell her.

Only taste worse than Vegemite is............................. Marmite.

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you guys have put me off food..and today is payday--i guess it is die-t time..lol.....i will see what i can find in melaque.....
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