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Although it’s most (in)famous in sandwich form, Vegemite is one of the most useful ingredients you can have in your pantry. Pure umami, it adds depth to meat, mushroom dishes, and soups — it’s also wonderful with cheese. It’s particularly useful when you’re cooking for vegetarians, and want to add richness to a dish without a lot of the nasty off-flavours of vegetable stocks, that often include celery, garlic, and onion powder. It can hang out in the background (as in cheddar-onion pie) or take center stage (cheesey-mite bread!)

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