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||I think a major problem with the toast polls is that you haven't mentioned butter anywhere yet. Surely this is the single most popular toast topping? (That's what I meant when I voted 'other' in the savoury poll). |
|Nicey replies: Sue, Sue, Sue,
Butter is a given.
I'm wondering if you or your fantastic readers could provide some ideas in response my following dilemma? I'm an Aussie PhD student here in America at Harvard University and my fellow classmates and I are having a picnic on Saturday with international flair. I'll be bringing the mandatory ANZAC
biscuits and lamingtons but I was thinking of taking a jar of Vegemite along as well, especially given its menacing, mysterious status amongst Americans (unlike you clever Brits who at least have Marmite). So in your opinion, what kind of "base" would best showcase the Vegemite flavour? I usually have mine on toast, but as a sampler, maybe that's not ideal. The ultimate Australian base would have to be the Arnott's sao biscuit but unfortunately I don't have access to any right now. Cracker-type biscuits might be a better alternative but any other suggestions are most welcome!
Hope you can help!
Cheers from Boston,
|Nicey replies: I've always found that when in France perversely Marmite goes really well on French Bread, especially if its been toasted, it also goes well with those little slices of french toast. So using this as a guide why don't you try Vegemite on Sourdough bread or Bagels.|
||Dear Mr & Mrs Nicey,|
I see a massive amount of discussion about toast on this site and yet it does not feature in the venn diaram:
Why is this?
All the Best Regards David
|Nicey replies: Because I finally relented only two weeks ago after nearly three years and started talking about Toast.
There is a much bigger Venn Diagram in my book this autumn which includes bread and therefore by proxy toast.
||What do the panel think about the little packets of mini Jammy dodgers. Manufactured by Burtons it seems. Very more-ish.|
|Nicey replies: If I too had become smaller by the same proportion, then I'm sure I would be delighted by them.
I was just wondering where you stand with this king of biscuits?? A few years, the 'tube' appeared, and we were forced to buy these fine biscuits at an elevated price, simply cos those marketing people think that people 'need' a cheap cardboard tube to keep their Hob Nobs fresh. Are they complete fools? It is a scientific fact that it is not possible to eat just one Hob Nob, you have to finish off the whole lot. And anyway, the type of people who aren't that greedy probably have a special receptacle for their biscuits. Luckily, our local Tesco have started stocking them in normal packaging again, so I now have the joy of unzipping the top off the packet and watching the first 2-3 biscuits fall out in a shower of crumbs.
Christ, this makes me sound like a 50 year old Daily Mail reader who fears 'change' and 'new-fangled' things
Have a good week now.....
|Nicey replies: Oh I'm with you on the tube thing. If you trawl through the messages at the bottom of the review, where this will shortly go aswell, you'll find a good bit about it.
As for fearing change, I peaked the attention of the Daily Mail so much they came round to our house and interviewed me last year, and I'm still only 39 at least until Saturday.