Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mostly for Australians, this. Vegemite and Aeroplane brand jelly. Thank you to Jenny. I wonder if there is any truth to the rumor that there is now a Vegemite flavored Aeroplane jelly? I have never taken the opportunity to try Vegemite (or its disgsting-tasting British cousin Marmite) but I'm sure I would like Aeroplane jelly. With ice cream. Especially Ice cream which contains an emulsifier to make it creamy smooth discovered by a research chemist in the early 1950s by the name of Margaret Roberts. Yes, the same one who later married a guy named Denis and changed her last name.
Here we call your jelly "gelatin" and the leading ready-mix brand is "Jell-O." There nothing like a quivering square of lime Jell-O (with some curled up carrot slivers trapped inside) next to your tepid tomato soup at the homeless shelter on a Saturday night. At least according to the amazingly descriptive Hunter. Though Canadian, I'm sure she also wouldn't be caught dead with a spoon of Marmite stuck in her mouth. But you never know.
Someone said they like to smear a dab of Vegemite on their crisps. Does that thought make the American stomach churn or what? I'm guessing not Coco Crisps.
I used to think jelly (American) was just "preserves" with the seeds strained out. Now I understand it is really made out of the juice and a thickener (pectin?) and there were no seeds to begin with. That leaves "preserves" and "Jam" (American usage.) I know preserves have seeds in them. Jam? Seeds too, I think. Must be some difference.
This is pure memory and conjecture, not looking anything up.
Showing age: "I like bread and butter, I like toast and jam, that's what my baby feeds me, I'm her lovin' man.
Question: When he came home early one morning, much to his surprise, what did he find her eating with some other guy?
Posted by Relax Max at 9:03 PM