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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Society & Culture : Flavorwire

Today at Flavorpill, we charted The Hunger Games obsession. We noticed vegemite was trying to upstage Marmite in New Zealand. We vowed to study singer’s eyebrows more closely. We got dizzy jumping rope. We laughed at One Tiny Hand —...

Marmageddon! New Zealand Faces Shortage of Marmite Spread

News : NewsFeed

As New Zealanders struggle through a nationwide shortage of Marmite, a thick, black salty spread made from yeast extract most commonly eaten on bread, some have resorted to eating Vegemite (gasp!), the Australian take on the same id...

Cigarette Butts Help Bird Nests Repel Parasites

Humor : Geekosystem

No one likes seeing cigarette butts strewn about city streets. No one, that is, except maybe urban birds. New research shows bird nests that incorporated cigarette butts may be repelling unwanted parasites. It turns out the deadly c...

Minor diplomatic spat when US customs queries Aussie foreign minister’s Vegemite

Humor : Boing Boing

Kevin Rudd, the Australian foreign minister, reports that customs at New York's JFK airport tried to confiscate his supply of Vegemite, the Australian analogue to Marmite, a dark brown salty paste made from brewer's yeast and the si...

Flavor Ammo: How to Harness the Putrid Power of Marmite and Vegemite

United States / New York : Grub Street

Trust us: It can be good. Few condiments inspire strong feelings like the yeast extracts Marmite and Vegemite. An unscientific survey of my American friends and family deemed them universally awful, and when Barack Obama met Austral...


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