Yesterday I promised all you Marmite lovers/haters out there to show you a funny little marmity thing I was given.
Firstly, let me explain that we all love Marmite in this family. But with my DH, things go a little further. He collected Marmite stuff, just for a laugh ( or so he says ), to display in his office to entertain his colleagues. He had the whole range of sizes, from the dinkiest little one to the largest one he could get, all the special edition ones, teeny round marmite cheeses, marmite crisps etc etc, you get the picture. As he is retiring at the end of this week, he has started clearing out his office, and he brought home a little booklet about Marmite which a good friend of his had given him a while ago.
Ah, this booklet, it had me in stitches a couple of times, and feeling seriously queasy at other times.
Let me show you what it is -
100 ways of using Marmite? Errrmm, ok, I can think of two, on my buttered toast and on twiglets. Well, the front cover looks pretty, so does the back
I would looooooooooove to have a Marmite cube tin like that, sigh.
Perhaps I can find some really yummy recipes inside. We'll see a little later on. Let me first show you the first page, which really cracked me up -
I hope you can read it alright. Yep, it actually says - the sketches in this book represent an ordinary 8-course (!!!!!) dinner - 8 COURSE dinners are ordinary???
The introduction also surprised me a little, when they pointed out Marmite's unique health properties.
So then I had a look at the index, to see what kind of dishes represented an ordinary 8 course dinner -
Okayyyyy, most of them sounded quite palatable in the index, so lets have a quick look at some of the recipes -
Egg and cheese dishes-
Ah, and then I came to Invalid Dishes, and the " special medicinal properties " of marmite.
Thats when I started feeling a bit queasy. I mean, mulled milk? Milk bouillon? Errrmmm, definitely not for me, but perhaps you'd like it?
Vegetarians weren't forgotten either -
And they very thoughtfully supplied information regarding the weird measurements as well, lol. Makes it so much easier for you just in case you want to try the recipes, ahem, as surely you do want to -
So, do I see you rushing off to the larder to get the Marmite out so that you can try these culinary delights? Perhaps I will stick to my Marmite on toast and twiglets, lol.