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Marmite Makes Any Dip Better

Marmite Makes Any Dip Better

Marmite is the Fernet-Branca of the condiment world. Like the bitter amaro, the super salty yeast spread is extremely polarising, and people tend to either despise it on a visceral level or love it with their whole heart. But even if you aren’t one to spread Marmite on toast, you…

Grate Jerky Like Parmesan Cheese

Grate Jerky Like Parmesan Cheese

Thanks to the Great Protein Obsession of the 90s, my school lunchbox was often packed with string cheese, beef jerky and (unrelated to the protein thing) snack bars. I got a little burnt out on dehydrated meat, but — thanks to Paleo, etc. — jerky is having something of a…

Put MSG In Everything, You Cowards

Put MSG In Everything, You Cowards

By now, we should all be completely unafraid of monosodium glutamate, the umami-boosting molecule more commonly referred to as “MSG.” It will not give you headache, it will not make your arms numb, but it will inspire you to eat an entire head of roasted broccoli in one sitting.