“Vegemite is a dark brown Australian food paste made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives,” begins the Wikipedia page for noxious spreadable Vegemite. If you haven’t had the pleasure, Vegemite tastes extremely salty, is the color of dark poop, and has the consistency of slightly melted peanut butter. You can spread Vegemite on toast or crackers, or even put in a sandwich if there is literally nothing else in your cupboards that you could put in a sandwich, including multivitamins. So naturally, giving Vegemite to young children without much of a personal filter is highly entertaining. [Laughing Squid]
So it turns out you guys are as big of freaks about butter as I am! I really did feel weird writing my Ode to Butter until a rash of you swooped in and expressed how dedicated to butter you are, too. There’s nothing like the Internet to build communities you didn’t know you needed.
That being said, it’s also given me a damn good excuse to sift through the web to find the best compound butter recipes out there. Use this shit on bread. Put it in your oatmeal. Cook burgers in it. Cook steaks in it. Mash it into potatoes and sweet potatoes and cauliflower. Slather it on all your vegetables. Use it for your Italian buttercream. Use it for your American buttercream. Put it in your cocktails and your coffee. Eat it plain for that matter! Just get more butter in your life.
Sometimes, the best things come in little packages. Correction: crispy little packages that melt in your mouth. Getting hungry? Here are 10 recipes for wontons that will deliver little bites of AMAZING straight into your mouth.
Summer produce is just the best. Peaches, watermelon, plums, cherries, eggplant, green beans, tomatoes and, my personal favorite, CORN. During the summer months, I find myself serving corn-on-the-cob as a side with at least half of my home cooked meals, boiling it for only a few minutes so the kernels keep some of their crunch, slathering the steaming hot ear with salty melted butter. But with corn selling for, like, 50 cents an ear, I want to eat much more of it before the season is up and I’d like to get a little more creative. Here are 10 recipes I’m totally corny for. (Sorry, that was a stupid joke.)
DestapaBanana, perhaps one of the more brilliant food creations of our time, allows you to fill a banana with chocolate, caramel, yogurt, or prepackaged filling of your choice (and no, despite its suspicious appearance, it is not a sex toy). The Argentinian contraption slices out the middle of the banana and inserts the new filling in its place. The company’s website boasts, “in each banana you eat in your favorite restaurant in your neighborhood, city, or country, there is a world of fun, joy, surprises, health, vitality, nutrition and much, much more awaiting.” Well, that isn’t exactly untrue. So far it only seems to be available in Argentina, but the product is about to launch in Switzerland, so I can only hope this gooey, semi-phallic ticket to tastebud heaven will be on its way to my local Bed, Bath and Beyond soon. [Metro UK]
Chips are the ultimate snack, so why limit your selection to just potatoes? Here are 11 recipe suggestions to get you started.