Sunday, May 06, 2007

The mysteries of Marmite

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Marmite is that oh-so-English savory spread for toast and so much more. It is a syrup made from yeast extract produced in brewing beer. What I did not know until recently is that supposedly, if you put a dollop of Marmite on a plate and whack it repeatedly with a spoon, it will turn lighter in color. Some have reported that it will turn nearly white, but I have not found any documentation of this. The picture below shows Marmite that has been whacked. The dark splotch on the left is a fresh dollop of Marmite for color comparison.
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Update: From our UTA Canterbury director Brian Pickard, here is the sermon from his parish last Sunday. The visiting preacher, Bishop Benjamin Kwashi of Jos, mentions growing up with Marmite about half-way through. The title of his sermon? It's "Are you afraid of hell?"


Fr. Christopher Cantrell SSC said...

Now this; Father, is why I read your blog. This is something indeed. Marmite..... wow!!

Anonymous said...

Vegemite is much nicer than Marmite.