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Old 05.01.2011, 04:02
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

chopped apple with a hunk of chedder.
fried banana and honey.
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Old 05.01.2011, 06:46
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

I'm sure it's already been mentioned but...

One of my favorite all time "food marriages" (for dinner) is Pork Chops and Applesauce. I think the first time I made it for hubby, I probably even said it like on The Brady Bunch.


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Cinnamon and beef.

Using cinnamon in spaghetti bolognese is somethiing I learned in Greece. It accentuates the meaty tomatoeyness perfectly.
Sometimes I think adding oregano just knocks this right off balance and I prefer to avoid this Mediterranean herb here.
It is well known that the bolognese is a typically greek dish...

The italian classic recipe is held in the Chamber of Commerce of Bologna... ingredients are simple:
gr. 300 ground beef
gr. 150 salted, non-smoked bacon (pancetta), diced
gr. 50 yellow carrot, diced
gr. 50 celery stick, diced
gr. 50 onion, diced
5 Spoons tomato salsa or 2 spoons of triple concentrate of tomato
1/2 glass wine (white or red)
1 glass whole milk (more can be added if cooking for longer time)

but... it is true that often there are 3 spices added in homes: nutmeg, a SMALL pinch of cinnamon and 2 cloves. NO oregano, which reduces it to a pizza sauce.

On the other hand, for perfect marriages... a good Comté (or roquefort), with a Sauterne or a Tokaji.... or a Jurançon... :P
Bagel, cream cheese, salmon and chives... Slurp.
Broccolis sautéed with Soy and pine-nuts
Egg-plants and Tahini
Lentils and bacon

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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

pap en wors.....
sadza and relish...
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Marmite and peanut butter on toast
Blue cheese and guava
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Meringues and creme de gruyere
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Blue cheese and guava[/QUOTE]

You have GOT to be joking......
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You have GOT to be joking......[/QUOTE]
he he - I know it does not sound that nice but the flavours actually complement each other perfectly
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Old 05.01.2011, 11:26
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You have GOT to be joking......
he he - I know it does not sound that nice but the flavours actually complement each other perfectly [/QUOTE]
I will take your word for it - I am not about to rush out and buy some guava's and stinky cheese.....
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Old 05.01.2011, 11:33
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Diced fresh pineapple sprinkled with coursely chopped basil. Sounds odd, but it is deliciously refreshing.
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Old 05.01.2011, 13:03
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he he - I know it does not sound that nice but the flavours actually complement each other perfectly
I will take your word for it - I am not about to rush out and buy some guava's and stinky cheese.....[/QUOTE]

Blue cheese should never be stinky.
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I love gari (pickled ginger)!!

Traditionally, its actually eaten between the dishes of sushi to cleanse the palate, and its antiseptic properties are supposed to counter the effects of the fish. But I have a habit of buying a jar and eating it on its own.
Nice to know I'm not the only one! Just had some for lunch (with a bit of sushi on the side).
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Old 05.01.2011, 14:28
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

[/QUOTE]Blue cheese should never be stinky.[/QUOTE]

Hmmmm...isn't it a bit like beauty---in the eye (nose?) of the beholder?
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

As far as I'm concerned, I'm reading this topic and jotting down what i haven't tried already. Thanks to Jamie Oliver (and the whole Nigella Lawson, Gordon Ramsay etc. gang), I think the whole Brit cuisine and unexpected combinations (e.g. pork chops and apple sauce) has reached us all, and I personally love I think all of them. When I went back home though at some point even my mother, who is very open to all kinds of ideas when it comes to cooking lifted an eyebrow when it came to lamb and mint sauce )
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Blue cheese should never be stinky.
But goat cheeses that get lost for months or years often are!

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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

I always thought pork and apple sauce was universal and as old as the hills. We always had apple sauce with the roast pork as a kid, I never remember it being any different.
Another unusual one, cheddar cheese and strawberry jam, preferably on a McVities digestive
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

strawberries, basil and black pepper. Also, apples and peanutbutter (at uni I used to start essays at midnight when they were due at 8am and work straight through with coffee, apples and skippy peanut butter as fuel)
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

I get sick of explaining to my Swiss students that lamb and mint sauce is a delicious combination.

Firstly, they think pork (or wild boar) goes with mint sauce (thanks to "Asterix in Britain")
and secondly, they imagine it must be some kind of creamy peppermint sauce, rather than a vinaigrette made with fresh garden mint.

*sigh*
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Doppelkorn and strong beer.

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I get sick of explaining to my Swiss students that lamb and mint sauce is a delicious combination.

Firstly, they think pork (or wild boar) goes with mint sauce (thanks to "Asterix in Britain")
and secondly, they imagine it must be some kind of creamy peppermint sauce, rather than a vinaigrette made with fresh garden mint.

*sigh*
An intermediary step might be lamb chops with sauce paloise.
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