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Friday, March 09, 2007

Yummy in the tummy comfort food

Miss Eagle has had a difficult couple of weeks with illness. It has been the sort of time when one thinks of comfort food. So, at one stage last week, the comfort food light bulb went on in Miss E's head. Ahah! she thought. And she took this photograph to show you. This week, over at Photo Friday the topic is addiction.
Miss Eagle thought about this and decided that this comfort food would fit the bill. You see Mashed Potato and Pumpkin with Vegemite in it is a sort of latent addiction for the majority of Australians. You see, it goes back a long way in the psyche and the food memory bank. Before tinned baby food, this was what Australian babies were regularly fed.
Vegemite is an acquired taste - or should that be a not easily acquired taste - for those who have not been eating it since infancy or early childhood.
Vegemite features in other comfort food such as soldiers spread lavishly with butter and topped with vegemite.
And then there is Vegemite Soup for whatever ails you.
Wednesday 14 March 2007
Since publishing this post, Miss Eagle has discovered Kitchen Wench and her nostalgic food blogging event. So Miss E submits this post for Kitchen Wench's perusal and edification.


Gina E. said...

I am sorry to hear you have been unwell, Miss Eagle. Hope you will be fighting fit by the time we go on that opshop crawl! I asked Sharon if she would like to join us and she said she would love to, so we should decide on a date soon. How about the second or third week in April (after Easter)?

Ellie said...

I must admit that I've never been a vegemite lover (unlike my brother, who seems to inhale the stuff!), but I can imagine the saltiness working quite nicely with the sweetness from the pumpkin! Thanks for participating in the Nostalgia event :)