Mum used to use it a lot in gravy or soups. I don't. I have tried Bovril for that (beef extract) but its not the taste I want for gravy and is very salty. Its good to drink though.
My Dad would love a cup of Bovril with bread in it as a late night supper to go to bed on. He also liked hot milk with bread and sugar. He always had the late night supper. Something with bread broken into it, sometimes OXOs.
Bovril and OXO are both meat extract, very salty and during war time used to supplement the rations for the troops, especially in WW1 and the small wars around that time for example the Boar War.
So I grew up with these products and learned to make my gravy with OXO. I can only get those in England and believe me I brought a load back with me. Anyone who visits us knows to bring OXOs.
OXO is the one thing I can not get here and can not live without.
Back to Marmite.........the Aussies have Vegemite. Not sure if its the same or not, not inclind to try it. I can get Bovril and Marmite here and also Bisto (another gravy making product) thats good for making Shepherds pie.
Mine has vegetables in it as well as meat and that's what's for supper tonight because of this post. I wondered what I was going to do............blogging, who would have thunk it.
Linking with Mosaic Monday.. atDear Little red House....love that blog.