Here it is, the news item that is bringing Ms. Tomato back to her eponymous blog-journal after an absence of half a year. And true to form, she will now steal the piece from the Associated Press, one of her favorite sources.
Marmite, the controversial spread that boasts a flavor not unlike over-salted toe jam, is missing a main ingredient. A good deal of liquid yeast extract -- the main culprit of the Marmite essence -- recently escaped the confines of its transport tanker in an attempt to make a run for it, all over the main British traffic artery known as M1. The goo was on its way to Burton-on-Trent, nascent home of one of Ms. Tomato's favorite teapots, when the free flow closed down the highway.
Many will be mourning the loss and ultimate interference with the production of the odd condiment that consitutes a kitchen staple for many Brits, Aussies, and New Zealanders. As a side, one celebrated French chef that Ms. Tomato has worked with claims his mother makes a cream sauce for pork fillets that includes Marmite as a no-longer-secret ingredient.
Ms. Tomato will not be among the mourners, and feels that fresh creamery butter, dusky green olive oil, and good orange marmalade are perfectly acceptable spreads for toast.
Read the AP version Here.