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Old 12-09-2008, 05:53 PM   #46
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LS: Carrot potage? You a rabbit?

Why am I expecting the Tasmanian Devil to come whirling by with his big soup pot?
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:55 PM   #47
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Okay, I still have no clear picture of what Marmite tastes like.

I"m assuming its a pasty like substance, kinda like our peanut butter, except it tastes nothing like peanut butter.

You spread it on bread.

But if it doesn't taste good, no one would eat it, right?

I just did a search on Amazon....I can get a jar, but I"m wondering why, on the same page, a book entitled

"Whats your Poo Telling You"?

is also listed? I kid you not.....

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...armite&x=0&y=0
It's a bit runnier than peanut butter.

Maybe I should clarfiy. Marmite is a bit runnier than peanut butter

As LazyScott said, it really is a love or hate thing.

It's a bit like a less sweet version of vegemite, but that will undoubtedly only help any Australians in the Llounge.
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Unless, of course, you're in Geneva where it seems to be some sort of chocolate pot used to celebrate defeating the French with the aid of some Soup. Or so I've been told.
Have a look at Geneva's Escalade. Its a celebration of when invading French troops were defeated, by a woman who spotted them and threw hot vegtable soup all over them from her marmite, her cooking pot. The celebration now has these made of chocolate (sometimes filled with marzipan sweets in place of the vegetables).

Incidentally, the name marmite comes from the pot it was originally sold in (and the shape of which is mirrored in the pots it is still sold in).

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It tastes nothing like peanut butter.

Umm.... taste. Have you ever drunk Guinness? Imagine that reduced down to a paste, with salt added and the alcohol removed, and it probably tastes nothing like it. But it's the closest I can think of! It's yeasty and salty and savoury, and, umm... I'm in the "love it" camp!
I'd say that's a pretty good description. Wikipedia describes it about the same. Salty and Savoury would be my first attempt.

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note to self : probably best to avoid lazy scot's carrot potage.
We are going to have to start considering a thread entitled "Memo to self" to collect all this accumulated wisdom on surviving the universe.

A little warning, I also use it in Mushroom Stroganoff (not that I've made that for ages).

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LS: Carrot potage? You a rabbit?
No. Carrot soup = cheap, tasty, nutrious meal = more money for (e)books.

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Why am I expecting the Tasmanian Devil to come whirling by with his big soup pot?
Have you got Marc and my good self mixed up. I don't do whirling. Or anything quickly for that matter. It takes me ages to make rissotto.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:16 PM   #49
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It's a bit runnier than peanut butter.

Maybe I should clarfiy. Marmite is a bit runnier than peanut butter

As LazyScott said, it really is a love or hate thing.

It's a bit like a less sweet version of vegemite, but that will undoubtedly only help any Australians in the Llounge.
Do not look up vegemite on amazon.com.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:22 PM   #50
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Have a look at Geneva's Escalade. Its a celebration of when invading French troops were defeated, by a woman who spotted them and threw hot vegtable soup all over them from her marmite, her cooking pot. The celebration now has these made of chocolate (sometimes filled with marzipan sweets in place of the vegetables).
how on EARTH did i not know about this hilarious celebration ?? thanks for the cultchah.

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yep, it does look sort of like a marmite. if marmites were made out of glass.

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A little warning, I also use it in Mushroom Stroganoff (not that I've made that for ages).
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No. Carrot soup = cheap, tasty, nutrious meal = more money for (e)books.
yep. soup=good. i love soup.

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Have you got Marc and my good self mixed up. I don't do whirling. Or anything quickly for that matter. It takes me ages to make rissotto.
oh my, i remember your risotto. is it warm in here, or is it just me ?? (fanning self with hand)
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:23 PM   #51
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It takes me ages to make rissotto.
Minor rant. I hate ordering risotto in a restaurant and it comes out 5 minutes after I've ordered. There is no way it's been properly done... Grumblemutterkidstodayetcandso-on
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What is wrong with you people???

Why is it that every thread here ends up talking about food???

I'd hate to be in an airplane crash over the Andes with any of you:

"Can we hike out of here?"

"Maybe...Um, your leg would taste nice smeared with marmite and sprinkled with popcorn."

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Old 12-09-2008, 06:48 PM   #53
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What is wrong with you people???

Why is it that every thread here ends up talking about food???

I'd hate to be in an airplane crash over the Andes with any of you:

"Can we hike out of here?"

"Maybe...Um, your leg would taste nice smeared with marmite and sprinkled with popcorn."

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Old 12-09-2008, 06:49 PM   #54
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What is wrong with you people???

Why is it that every thread here ends up talking about food???

I'd hate to be in an airplane crash over the Andes with any of you:

"Can we hike out of here?"

"Maybe...Um, your leg would taste nice smeared with marmite and sprinkled with popcorn."

Only if it has REAL butter......
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What is wrong with you people???

Why is it that every thread here ends up talking about food???

I'd hate to be in an airplane crash over the Andes with any of you:

"Can we hike out of here?"

"Maybe...Um, your leg would taste nice smeared with marmite and sprinkled with popcorn."

Scene: Plane crash in Andes. Amongst the survivors are a group of somewhat silly liseuse users.

"I've a book on making snow shelters on mine somewhere."

"And I've a survival guide...."

"There's a how to convert your kindle to a radio beacon..."

"And this is a guide to safe fungi to eat...."

Voice over: "<insert liseuse name> because you never know when a book will save your life."

(Whadya mean, this is the wrong thread.....?)
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Scene: Plane crash in Andes. Amongst the survivors are a group of somewhat silly liseuse users.

"I've a book on making snow shelters on mine somewhere."

"And I've a survival guide...."

"There's a how to convert your kindle to a radio beacon..."

"And this is a guide to safe fungi to eat...."

Voice over: "<insert liseuse name> because you never know when a book will save your life."

(Whadya mean, this is the wrong thread.....?)
best one yet !! (well... among the best. it's kind of hard to choose actually.)
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What is wrong with you people???

Why is it that every thread here ends up talking about food???

I'd hate to be in an airplane crash over the Andes with any of you:

"Can we hike out of here?"

"Maybe...Um, your leg would taste nice smeared with marmite and sprinkled with popcorn."

oooh, marmite flavoured popcorn - that'd be nice!

And also
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I don't know. I go away from an extremely exciting flame war for a few hours. I come back to find that not only has the flame war gained an audience, but the audience are eating each other. With Marmite!

(Personally, I hate Marmite on toast, but it's my "secret ingredient" for vegetarian stews, soups & pies. Think of it as British soy sauce.)
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oooh, marmite flavoured popcorn - that'd be nice!
I actually saw Marmite-flavoured rice cakes on sale the other day.
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