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Marmite, Vegemite, and Editing SHAKSPER
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1701  Thursday, 6 October 2005

From: 		Jane Ennis <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 5 Oct 2005 18:00:42 +0100 (BST)
Subject: 	Re: Italian Translations of Shakespeare

 >Marmite (MARmight) is a dark-brown salty goo made from (chiefly) yeast
 >extract and spices. It is spread very thinly indeed (scraped, really) on
 >buttered toast, as a snack. One can also use it to flavour stews and
 >suchlike. It has an Australian cousin, Vegemite, which to me tastes very
 >similar. Both are revolting unless used very sparingly, but much enjoyed
 >by many in the UK and the former colonies.

To all colleagues who have answered this question....

Much as I love Marmite (AND vegemite)....I REALLY need to know about 
Italian translations of Shakespeare, sorry!! I was very disappointed 
when I went to this heading and discovered a discussion of Marmite. Yes, 
I DO sometimes have toast and Marmite for breakfast, but I eat it while 
I am doing (or trying to do) my research on Italian translations of 
Shakespeare. So please, could you change the subject heading??!!!

Thanx

'Mar-might' is a concentrated beef extract.

However....I will just say that it is NOT beef extract...that is BOVRIL. 
  Marmite is YEAST extract, therefore suitable for vegetarians. And yes, 
it's delicious...just doesn't help me with my research!!  (Esp. since 
you can't get Marmite in Italy!)

Jane Ennis

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