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Food & Drink Odd Food Combinations

Discussion in 'General' started by Jaybles, 7 Jul 2011.

  1. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    chocolate syrup doesnt work on a sandwich....
     
  2. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Not an odd cobination, but an odd looking food that was new to me: Romanesco Broccoli (Which is actualyl a form of cauliflower, and has a partial fractal growth pattern...)
     
  3. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    You need to get down to the market more, that was one of the first places I ever encountered fractals. I can probably even blame my choice to do F. Maths A-level at least partly on cauliflower :)

    It's probably been said before, but cheddar and mayonnaise works amazingly well despite sounding absolutely disgusting. You have to just ignore your culinary intuition and take the plunge.
     
  4. MrJay

    MrJay You are always where you want to be

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    \agreed

    In France they do a Mustard Mayonase that goes amazing with cheese...

    Dam you im hungry now.:eyebrow:
     
  5. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Cheddar and Mustard is pure win as well.
    As for the market:
    I shop a LOT (for food). Unfortunately we have not a single "market" per se here, and the supermarkets all only get interesting fruit/veg about once a century...
     
  6. Steve @ CCL

    Steve @ CCL CCL Tech. Support

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    Have you tried one of these yet Jaybles?

    I'm currently on a cutting cycle so can't have one but they're unmachable on nomnomness :wallbash:
     
  7. LJF

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    Once at a friend's Mexican themed birthday party I complained that the birthday cake wasn't Mexican enough...

    Having had a few beers, I decided "Mexicanised" my slice in the following manner:

    - Separate the two layers of sponge cake, leaving jam, cream and icing intact.
    - Add nachos, tomato salsa, jalepenos, grated cheese, chilli con carne (and seasoned with some cracked black pepper).
    - Sandwich the two sponge layers back together back together.
    - Devour.
    - Washed down with a shot of tequila.

    Somehow, I managed to eat it and keep it down.

    Needless to say it wasn't a culinary experience i'd repeat when sober...
     
  8. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    pepperoni sticks (hot) & ice cream sandwiches

    I grew up with peanut butter & Rogers Golden Syrup - still can't figure out why some people thinks it's an odd combo.

    Licorice spice tea (let it steep at least 10 minutes because the flavour changes) with instant hot chocolate powder - If you like both licorice and chocolate you Have to try this.
     
  9. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Apparently, dark chocolate sprinkled into chilli con carne is nice.... but I'm not brave enough to try it myself
     
  10. Porkins' Wingman

    Porkins' Wingman Can't touch this

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    No doubt you've all been waiting with baited breath to hear how I got on with my Baked Beans & Peanut Butter trials. So here we go:

    Naturally, I felt obliged to conduct rigorous analysis during the trials in order to maximise credibility in my conclusions. The thorough questionnaire that I don't mind others adopting follows:

    For those wanting to repeat my experiments, you should know that I used the following ingredients: [​IMG] & [​IMG]

    i) Did it look appetising?
    Answer: Not really. The sauce turned a pale colour that most reminded me of the sauce on the most disgusting thing I can ever remember eating (a pizza in a Swedish bar).

    ii) Did it make me sick?
    Answer: No. Not yet anyway, and I've finished eating about 30mins ago.

    iii) Would my dog eat it?
    Answer: Yes.

    iv) Would I eat it again if I had to?
    Answer: Yes.

    v) Would I eat it again if I didn't have to?
    Answer: Not especially.

    Concluding thoughts:

    I have to say I was a little disappointed with how it turned out. After my mini cold trial the other night I was quite optimistic about the combination, but when throughly mixed in with the beans with the support of heat the blend became a little sickly. Perhaps I added too much peanut butter, I was quite generous with it, more so than I had been the other night.

    It is worth noting that the addition of some [​IMG] didn't hurt.

    Overall I can not recommend this particular combination over my current leading baked bean mixture, which involves frying some onions in the pan before adding the baked beans, which is superb.
     
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  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    if done right you don't really notice its there, the chilli[es]/chocolate combo does work, providing it's decent dark chocolate... If you do it with something like Dairy Milk [or worse... Hershey's] you deserve to be beaten to death with a large fry-pan...
     
  12. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    yeah. Chili and dark chocolate works a treat.
    Chili con Carne and chocolate works as well. Takes a bit of the bite out of it (which can be good or bad, dependant on who you ask), and adds some complexity to the flavour, provided it's done right.
    Chili con Carne should ALWAYS be made with a good shot or two of bourbon, though. That's more important than the dark chocolate, as it's more "tastable".
     
  13. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    peanut butter and homemade strawberry jam on pita bread. yummmy :rock:
     
  14. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    +rep, I like the format and the effort. Now do a review of marmite and nutella! (I don't dare try it myself.)
     
  15. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Cheese+mayo sammies = NOMNOM

    Also try my '3 cheeses' toasted sandwiches

    You need one of those sandwich makers that seal the edges.

    Use cheddar, a sweet swiss cheese, and a creamy mozarella.

    Toast, enjoy. Add bacon for extra noms.

    I have taken it to cheddar, edam, parmesan, mozarella, swiss, havarti. epic.:rock:
     
  16. modfx

    modfx Loft Gremlin

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    For an awesome dessert, drizzle balsamic vinegar over vanilla ice cream. I kid you not.

    Also, candied Bacon. Thank you epicmealtime!
     
  17. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Would like to report that Eggo Waffles and Minestrone soup do not mix.
     
  18. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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  19. slaw

    slaw At Argos buying "gold"

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    I love Birdseye potato waffles and peanut butter.

    Also, Lint do a nice chocolate with chilli and a chocolate with salt. mmmmmm
     
  20. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    You're going to create some kind of lactose singularity and kill us all.

    Also, one I nearly forgot about: prawns and olives on a pizza. Toppings that rarely get used (which is shameful) and almost never ever get put together (which is tragic), they really work (assuming you actually like both in themselves, of course).

    Also, I rediscovered Bombay Mix, can anyone think of cool things to do with it mixture/cookery wise?
     

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