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Two food combinations..

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:51 am UTC
by darkonc
re: xkcd comic 1609 (*newbie cannot provide direct link)

I have a two food combination that almost nobody FAILS to challenge.

Blueberry Yogurt, and HotDogs.

Yes, I tried it (on a dare). Yes it's good (I previously disliked yogurt, and this incident caused me to rethink it.. Yogurt is now on my list of 'comfort foods').

and I don't think I've ever come across someone who believed me without a good deal of cajoling. In the incident where I tested it, a second person tried it -- based on my adamant recommendation -- and even the two of us combined couldn't get anybody else to try it.

Re: Two food combinations..

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:28 pm UTC
by PAstrychef
I once had black current jello and chocolate ice cream given to me as dessert. Verdict, not inedible.

Re: Two food combinations..

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:32 am UTC
by Zohar
As a child (and sometimes as an adult) my brothers and I would often use ketchup and cottage cheese as a pasta sauce. It's pretty great.

Re: Two food combinations..

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:05 pm UTC
by pkcommando
PAstrychef wrote:I once had black current jello and chocolate ice cream given to me as dessert. Verdict, not inedible.

Texture-wise I might question that, but - if done right - the flavors are already compatible. Not having had black currant jello, I can't say how close they get the taste.

My own:
Growing up I had a fondness for drinking things like lemonade or orange juice when I had chocolate chip cookies and brownies. I've never found anyone willing to try it, but I still enjoy it.

Re: Two food combinations..

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:59 pm UTC
by freezeblade
flaming hot Cheetos (clubs not puffs) dipped in strawberry yogurt.

Sounds strange, is actually pretty tasty.

Re: Two food combinations..

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:44 am UTC
by araprado613
They did this on Buzzfeed if I'm not mistaken. Anyway, I like dipping chips in vanilla ice cream. :)

Re: Two food combinations..

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:12 pm UTC
by Jeff_UK
araprado613 wrote:They did this on Buzzfeed if I'm not mistaken. Anyway, I like dipping chips in vanilla ice cream. :)

I was going to suggest McDonalds Fries dipped in their Vanilla milkshake.. so maybe they should make potato, salt, and vanilla ice-cream.

Re: Two food combinations..

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:53 pm UTC
by araprado613
Jeff_UK wrote:
araprado613 wrote:They did this on Buzzfeed if I'm not mistaken. Anyway, I like dipping chips in vanilla ice cream. :)

I was going to suggest McDonalds Fries dipped in their Vanilla milkshake.. so maybe they should make potato, salt, and vanilla ice-cream.


Good one! We can only imagine the kind of feedback that would get from people. Haha.

Re: Two food combinations..

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:40 pm UTC
by Teckmeister
Has anyone tried sardine fish with oatmeal porridge?

I think it's an okay combination. I mean the oatmeal porridge is so bland so adding chunks of sardine fish to it does not really ruin anything.

But a lot of people are turned off by this combination.

Re: Two food combinations..

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:09 pm UTC
by Zohar
I think most people in the west think of oatmeal porridge as a sweet dish, even though in many places in the world porridge can be savory (the exception, I guess, is grits?).

Re: Two food combinations..

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:14 am UTC
by PAstrychef
I’ve had fun making different savory grain based pilafs. And in Japan, smoked or grilled fish is often part of breakfast over rice. Served cold.

Re: Two food combinations..

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:29 am UTC
by pogrmman
Savory oatmeal can be really good, too. I’ve made it with all sorts of stuff like cheese and garlic before. Sure, it’s usually sweet, but it’s good in other ways. (It’s still not as good as grits, though.)

Also, to the person why said they had a fondness for chocolate with lenonade/orange juice, that’s perfectly understandable. Chocolate goes really, really well with citrus and that’s been used for ages. In fact, the last dessert I had at a fancy reasturant had yuzu/chocolate as one of the main flavor combinations (in addition to earl grey and hazelnut).

Of more unusual food pairings that I like, I’ve gotta think. I know some people would probably find some of my food ideas abhorrent — I’ve had people seem shocked when I tell them that my ideal hamburger would have cheddar cheese, a roasted poblano (or green chile sauce, depending on if I’m fine with a mess), a fried egg, and avocado on top, but that’s not really an unusual combination (just a delicious one that you happen to never see).

I guess, for me, it’s more unusual flavor combinations than unusual food combinations. I came up with a wonderful chicken dish where the main spices are lavender and cardamom. Herb/fruit combinations are another thing I love that you don’t see all that frequently. I’ve been planning on trying some other herb/sweet stuff too — I’m thinking a bit of thyme could really improve pecan brittle, for instance.

Re: Two food combinations..

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:17 pm UTC
by moody7277
To me, the best way to ease into the savory oatmeal idea is to make an analogy with rice. It works with eggs and vegetables, but there's also rice pudding.

Re: Two food combinations..

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:17 pm UTC
by freezeblade
pogrmman wrote:...my ideal hamburger would have cheddar cheese, a roasted poblano (or green chile sauce, depending on if I’m fine with a mess), a fried egg, and avocado on top, but that’s not really an unusual combination (just a delicious one that you happen to never see).


Not only does that burger sound goddamn amazing, it's also something that I could see on many a brunch menu here in coastal California (or something very close). I'm even thinking that feta cheese might be really good on that burger too, if a nice sharp cheddar wasn't available.

Re: Two food combinations..

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:51 pm UTC
by pogrmman
freezeblade wrote:
pogrmman wrote:...my ideal hamburger would have cheddar cheese, a roasted poblano (or green chile sauce, depending on if I’m fine with a mess), a fried egg, and avocado on top, but that’s not really an unusual combination (just a delicious one that you happen to never see).


Not only does that burger sound goddamn amazing, it's also something that I could see on many a brunch menu here in coastal California (or something very close). I'm even thinking that feta cheese might be really good on that burger too, if a nice sharp cheddar wasn't available.

The closest I’ve come is the same without the fried egg. It seems like something you’d see here too — green chile cheeseburgers aren’t that uncommon if a menu item here, and nor are burgers with avocado or fried eggs. Just finding them all at once is hard, though.