I didn't like Marmite the first time I tried it (it's got a unique dark, rich, salty flavor), but it grew on me and now I'm a fiend about it. Give me MORE. Apparently, according to my British hubby, Marmite is as divisive in the UK as natto is in Japan - you either love it or loathe it.
I've made this garlicky Marmite bread before, so click here for the recipe, but this stuff is so good I can't stop thinking about it or wanting to shout from the blogtops how yummylicious it is.
It's best with a baguette from Bigot (pronounced bee-goh, in case you were worried).
My oven is just a wee one so I have to cut the bread in half to fit it in...but that doesn't change the taste...oh my! I want me some right now!
Even the Bean can't keep his paws (or jaws) off it...
~~~So I wanna know - how do you feel about Marmite? Natto? Tell me, tell me - I love storytime. And what would be the equivalent in the States? Whadya guys think?
no and definitely no, but bigot's bread...yes :)
I've never tried it but have always wanted to! I'm sure I would like it though since I have yet to meet a food I don't like. I love natto!!
Marmite in our house...
Emma: Yuck no thanks
Jemima: Every day for lunch in bread, along with some cheese protein. On toast for breakfast at the weekend.
Esther: Pthwat pthwat (impression of a 16-month old spitting it out)
Mark: On toast WITH peanut butter.
Emma in Coventry
K and S, thanks for sharing! Bigot's bread rocks, ne. :)
Fuji Mama, you're a brave girl for declaring you'd like it before you've even tried it, but I bet you would! You're tougher than me for liking natto - the taste is OK for me but the smell bowls me over.
Emma, how interesting! I've never heard of Marmite with peanut butter! Wowzers. I think Jemima and Matthew have the same taste buds - he asks for it all the time. :)
Marmite sounds great on garlic bread, you'll get that umami flavor like you get with cheese but no dairy. I can't think of anything that would be the equivalent in the states. Maybe smoked fish, because some people are such rabid fans of it?
Maggie, aw, smoked fish! Good suggestion for a divisive food. I've never had it - would like to try it sometime!
Can't believe I only just found your blog. And about Marmite too! And now I'm going to unashamedly 'plug' my just published book - which will make a fun stocking-stuffer for your Brit Husband! It's The Mish-Mash Dictionary of Marmite: an anecdotal A-Z of 'Tar-in-a-Jar'. Available everywhere even on Amazon-Japan. Best way of getting info etc, is to put Marmite Maggie into a search engine, and go to: Mish-Mash-Marmite.blogspot.com And bravo for you - acquiring a taste for the stuff! Maggie Hall, of Washington, DC & Whitby, Yorkshire.
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