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The Marmite Cookbook

Marmite spread

I know it was released two years ago, but most people outside the UK probably have no idea The Marmite Cookbook exists. Author Paul Hartley was determined to draw attention to breakfast by championing the creative use of Marmite, the yeast-based dark brown spread that is much loved in the UK, but tends to be considered axle grease elsewhere. Consider this an exciting opportunity to learn how to conjur up a plateful of Marmite Corn Fritters or Panini with Marmite Tapenade.

"A love-it-or-hate-it gift book that celebrates one of the great icons of the British store-cupboard. Packed with great recipes, delightful illustrations and hilarious Marmite-related anecdotes, this power-packed recipe-come-gift book is the ultimate celebration of the 100-year-old icon beloved of gourmets, gourmands and trencherman alike. Even those that hate it will love it!"

As an aside, the Marmite Food Company Ltd. was formed in 1902 to market this product based on spent brewer's yeast. It's high in B Vitamins (and salt), and the Marmite site insists that "during the Second World War, Marmite became a valued dietary supplement in prisoner-of-war camps." I suspect those poor prisoners thought it was some sort of vile medicine, not a beloved breakfast delicacy.  

The Marmite Cookbook (Absolute Press)
I Love Marmite (The official MARMITE brainwashing center site)
British Retrofood (A previous Retro Thing Marmite post)


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