90 Years of Vegemite

Vegemite

Got Vegemite?

The story of this indomitable Aussie bread spread is reminiscent of a story from James Burke‘s Connections, of brilliant inventors, necessity, and the army’s belly.

The BBC reports on The Slow Spread of Vegemite (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

What’s the link between German U-boats, the beer industry, processed cheese and the Men At Work‘s 1983 hit, Down Under?

Vegemite is about to celebrate it’s 90th birthday, so Jamie Callister has written a book about how his grandfather Cyril Callister invented the yeasty spread and convinced Australians to eat it.

Even if you are not a nibbler of toast and Vegemite, read the wonderful story here.

About Juliette Rossant

Juliette Rossant is an American author, journalist, and poet. Following publication of her book Super Chef (2004), she began an online magazine... (more)