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Re: Marmite and other "unique" foods

From:Ed Heil <edheil@...>
Date:Friday, October 1, 1999, 16:43
I'm sorry this isn't a conlang example, but I always thought the
ancient Roman food, "garum," which is basically a paste made of rotten
fish, and which they used like ketchup, fell into this category.
Makes marmite sound like candy.

Boxcars are pulling an Ed of sorts out of town.

Terrence Donnelly wrote:

> Several months ago, someone on this list mentioned Marmite. > It sounded interesting and I've been trying to find it ever > since. I finally did, and - wow! What a foodstuff! I've > finished half the jar in 3 days. It joins hot mango pickle > and sauerkraut juice in my list of favorite foods that my > family flees from. > > To relate this to conlanging (or manybe conculturing), do > any of you have similar food items in your invented speaking > communities, i.e., foods whose origin or method of production > cause jaws to drop but which taste wonderful? The Kadane > (who speak my conlang Vogu) are pretty boring in this regard, > I guess, because nothing comes to mind. I'll have to explore > this area more deeply. > > -- Terry >