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[Food] Marriages made in Heaven

This year was the first in 10 yrs. here, that I was able to find cranberry sauce to accompany my turkey dinner. It's amazing how the addition of a simple condiment can improve the eating experience.
This got me thinking of other food/condiment partnerships; or just tastes that work well together -- and how these may work for some and be totally alien to others.
E.G. The British Sunday Lunch:
- pork with apple sce;
- chicken with redcurrant jelly;
- lamb with mint sce - this one freaks the locals a bit, as they only know mint in tea;
- and in the case of some marriages, the occasional "threesome" may also be considered - roast beef, Yorkshire pudding and horseradish sce;
and, of course, chips with salt and vinegar - again a real no-no for non-Brits.
Other combos to wet the appetite (or not):
- cheese and pickle (Branston or equivalent**);
- ham and mustard (Coleman's English)
- stilton with port (in a glass at the side, and not in it -to revive an old cheese)
- and for the Dutch and Belgian's - frites with mayo.
As an alternative to the bland, commercialised Hawaii pizza (ham and pineapple), one that works much better is Salami and banana.

I think that's about the lot -- or have I missed any?

**my wife makes a good chutney from a Delia recipe, based on plums, and when offered to her Swiss family as a sweet/sour accompaniment to cold meat or cheese, they all to a man, spread it on their bread, as if it were jam, and then pull a sour face when it doesn't remind them of their breakfast toast and confi.

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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Basel and Tomato.

Prosciutto and Melon.

Red wine and dark chocolate.

Truffles and Melted Provolone.

And Peanut Butter and Jelly!
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Old 29.12.2010, 19:57
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Mmm now you've got me thinking..

For starters,
Strawberries and balsamic vinegar

Umm... I'm going to have to visit this thread later when I think of more. I've just hit a total blank!
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Satay and peanut sauce
Penang curry and cucumber relish (cucumber, rice wine vinegar, and peanuts)
Bacon cheddar cheese and hoisin sauce toasties.
Give me time and I'm sure I'll find some more
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Egg and chips.
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Second that. With HP sauce.
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

I can't eat a piece of Stilton cheese unless it is on a digestive biscuit

or a fish finger sandwich with Worcester sauce
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

This year we had foie gras without the confit. I found it not as good. It's needs a bit of the sweet jam, either onion or green tomato.
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Old 29.12.2010, 22:23
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Lobster and butter.

Italian motorcycles and Swiss roads.

Rock and roll.

The list goes on.

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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Peanut butter and bananas (in sandwiches)...
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Old 29.12.2010, 23:33
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Bananas and nutella are also a great combi. oh nom nom...

My other favourite (and some rather weird) food marriages that I can think of at the moment:

- avocado dipped in Japanese soya sauce
- pesto and bacon
- salmon with a mix of honey, mustard and soya sauce
- strawberries and whipped cream
- McDonalds french fries dipped in their hot fudge sundae/McFlurry: I know I am not 10 years old but I cant help this one
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Gruyère, pears and walnuts
Vanilla ice cream and nocino (italian walnut liqueur)
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Vegemite and lightly burnt toast
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Cheddar cheese & marmite sandwich.
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My home made chilli relish and Luzerner rahmkasse, oh heaven
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Re: [Food] Marriages made in Heaven

Cheddar cheese with strawberry jam (sorry Mike)

Cheddar cheese with salad cream (no... NOT mayonnaise, SALAD CREAM)
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Christmas cake and a glass of whisky while admiring the Christmas tree
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Cheddar cheese with strawberry jam (sorry Mike)

Cheddar cheese with salad cream (no... NOT mayonnaise, SALAD CREAM)
What is SALAD CREAM?

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What is SALAD CREAM?

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It is a British equivalent to mayo, produced originally by Heinz. It differs from mayo in the respect that it contains a few more spices/flavourings, giving it a more sweet/sour taste, that we so enjoy. Typically poured (it comes in a bottle and is thick but runny, like ketchup) over the entire salad, or used as an accompaniment to a multitude of other foods and sandwiches.
Most Brits (of a certain age) grew up with this, when mayo was still learning to swim the channel.

To the other posters, so far - some interesting ideas appearing - but some are just weird -- not in their combination, but in their discovery.
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