1001 fantastic flavor combinations

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1. roast beef and horseradish

WmC, Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:09 (nine years ago) link

(guess what I'm having for lunch right now)

WmC, Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:09 (nine years ago) link

2. lime + chili

Jaq, Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:35 (nine years ago) link

3. peanut and chocolate

max, Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:36 (nine years ago) link

4. mint and chocolate

max, Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:36 (nine years ago) link

5. hazelnut and chocolate

max, Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:36 (nine years ago) link

6. strawberry and chocolate

max, Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:37 (nine years ago) link

7. popcorn and chocolate

LJ 1214b (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:38 (nine years ago) link

8. raspberry and stinky cheese

harbl, Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:39 (nine years ago) link

9. butter + honey

Jaq, Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:41 (nine years ago) link

10. tomato + basil

Jaq, Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:42 (nine years ago) link

11. garlic and green olives

like having an eternal kazoo in your underwear (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:44 (nine years ago) link

12. crusty wholemeal oven-baked bread and black olives

like having an eternal kazoo in your underwear (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:44 (nine years ago) link

13. garlic and rosemary

harbl, Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:46 (nine years ago) link

14. garlic and rare beef

like having an eternal kazoo in your underwear (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:48 (nine years ago) link

15. potatoes and ketchup

harbl, Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:49 (nine years ago) link

16. cinnamon and pastry

like having an eternal kazoo in your underwear (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:50 (nine years ago) link

17. fennel and pork

Meteor Crater (jdchurchill), Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:51 (nine years ago) link

18. grilled halloumi cheese and diced pork kebab

like having an eternal kazoo in your underwear (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:52 (nine years ago) link

19. oregano and pepper

like having an eternal kazoo in your underwear (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:52 (nine years ago) link

20. couscous, onion and roast lamb

like having an eternal kazoo in your underwear (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:55 (nine years ago) link

21. oysters and lemon

like having an eternal kazoo in your underwear (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:01 (nine years ago) link

22. smoked oysters and sriracha

WmC, Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:11 (nine years ago) link

23. duck + plum sauce

Jaq, Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:12 (nine years ago) link

24. subway and sandwich

LJ 1214b (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:12 (nine years ago) link

24. subway and sandwich

― LJ 1214b (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, December 17, 2009 11:12 AM

24. egg custard + nutmeg

Jaq, Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:15 (nine years ago) link

25. salt & pepper on eggs prepared any way

WmC, Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:17 (nine years ago) link

26. sherry vinegar and smoked paprika

joygoat, Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:19 (nine years ago) link

27. greek-style plain yoghurt and clear honey

like having an eternal kazoo in your underwear (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:31 (nine years ago) link

27. bacon and brown sugar

bacon and ANYTHING, really

Meteor Crater (jdchurchill), Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:32 (nine years ago) link

29. blue cheese and fig jam

Jaq, Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:34 (nine years ago) link

30. monkfish/bream and caramelised onion

like having an eternal kazoo in your underwear (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:35 (nine years ago) link

31. pizza and beer

WmC, Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:47 (nine years ago) link

32. pizza and red wine

Jaq, Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:48 (nine years ago) link

33. polish sausage and mustard

Jaq, Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:48 (nine years ago) link

(which, that sounds so good right now I think it will be lunch)

Jaq, Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:49 (nine years ago) link

One thing I had in mind for this thread was a place to go when stuck without an idea for what to have. There'll be times when I scroll through this until something goes 'ping!'

WmC, Thursday, 17 December 2009 20:02 (nine years ago) link

^^^I was thinking this thread would be such a resource too, thus far joygoat's is the most mysterious and alluring suggestion

like having an eternal kazoo in your underwear (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 December 2009 20:03 (nine years ago) link

I'm curious about harbl's #8.

WmC, Thursday, 17 December 2009 20:05 (nine years ago) link

oh yeah i said this on some sandwich thread but the best sandwich i have ever had was avocado + gruyere + some kind of raspberry spread. like raspberry hummus or something.

harbl, Thursday, 17 December 2009 20:06 (nine years ago) link

34. salt and vinegar

max, Thursday, 17 December 2009 20:08 (nine years ago) link

35. sour cream and onion

max, Thursday, 17 December 2009 20:08 (nine years ago) link

(followed by your smoked oysters + sriracha...and I trust by Polish sausage Jaq means Sopocka? Because that stuff is fabulous)

That sounds lovely, Harbl. One of my favourite desserts is the Mess, which is made from fruit compote, cream and mascarpone, but that might be even better

like having an eternal kazoo in your underwear (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 December 2009 20:08 (nine years ago) link

36. Trying to narrow down okra beyond 'okra and curry'...but I can't. Okra and curry.

like having an eternal kazoo in your underwear (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 December 2009 20:15 (nine years ago) link

37. I almost hate to say it, but...Velveeta and Rotel tomatoes

WmC, Thursday, 17 December 2009 20:16 (nine years ago) link

38. Lamb and rosemary

pfennig dreadful (doo dah), Thursday, 17 December 2009 20:21 (nine years ago) link

dudes
since when is gruyere stinky cheese?
and jaq "mustard" is kinda vague, right? are we talking french's, grey poupon or some bad-ass grainy stuff?

Meteor Crater (jdchurchill), Thursday, 17 December 2009 21:24 (nine years ago) link

Velveeta and Rotel tomatoes

^ my mom has a crock pot of this simmering at every family gathering ever

joygoat, Thursday, 17 December 2009 21:53 (nine years ago) link

Yellow mustard, there is something perfectly right about it + well-done polish dog. Terrific lunch btw, also included #15.

Jaq, Thursday, 17 December 2009 22:13 (nine years ago) link

Polish sausage = kielbasa btw

Jaq, Thursday, 17 December 2009 22:14 (nine years ago) link

Thank you! I will be doing an appetizer of pickled peppadews stuffed with cold smoked chorizo and manchego soon. Not sure if I want to grind in the manchego with the chorizo or just broil on top. But I will find out.

righteousmaelstrom, Thursday, 13 May 2010 06:16 (nine years ago) link

97. beets and bleu cheese
98. mint & cilantro (as in Vietnamese spring rools)

If you can believe your eyes and ears (outdoor_miner), Saturday, 15 May 2010 17:56 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

Looking to rock a cherry/cardamom ice cream. Thoughts? It seems like it would work and have checked online -- there are recipes for cherry/cardamom scones, cookies and muffins. Anybody messed with this combo before?

righteousmaelstrom, Thursday, 8 July 2010 03:32 (nine years ago) link

eight months pass...

99. cheddar + sriracha

The Louvin Spoonful (WmC), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 18:03 (eight years ago) link

100. okra and tomatoes
101. cheddar and ramps

If you like this thread but wish it were more expensive, The Flavor Bible isn't bad. There may be a thread about it, I don't know. It would really benefit from a second edition, and it didn't have any of the molecular gastronomy stuff people were hoping it would have - actual scientific breakdowns of "butter tastes good with X, Y contains some of the same flavor compounds as butter, therefore Y should taste good with X" type stuff, that would have been cool. Instead it's basically ... this thread. Bigger. They polled chefs etc and asked them what flavors they like together, and compiled the results. I don't pull it out as often as I expected to, but whenever I do, I find something that gets me thinking - maybe worth a flip through at the library, in any case.

102. pineapple and Campari

Bill, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:26 (eight years ago) link

103. genever and Aperol
104. huckleberries and gin

I could do a bunch without leaving the bar.

105. coffee and tea

Bill, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:32 (eight years ago) link

I've been making batches of peanut brittle and crystallized ginger to sell at a craft fair this weekend, and now I'm wondering if ginger-peanut brittle would be good. I predict yes.

The Louvin Spoonful (WmC), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 01:06 (eight years ago) link

coffee and tea is a pretty good combo and popular here in hk. the call it a ying yang

who is john nult? (dayo), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 01:17 (eight years ago) link

That's how I discovered it - it was mentioned offhand in some article or blog post about eating in Hong Kong, and I thought, coffee and tea? in the same mug? Gave it a shot and it's been a staple ever since.

Also good when you're about to run low on coffee and want to stretch out what you've got.

Ginger peanut brittle - the nice thing about that would be the texture contrast, if you're using crystallized ginger.

Bill, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 01:23 (eight years ago) link

I think I'm going to blanch the ginger as usual (30 minute simmer) but not pre-crystallize it before putting it in the pot with the peanuts. This is for a theoretical future batch, btw, not going to happen anytime in the next couple of weeks.

The Louvin Spoonful (WmC), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 01:29 (eight years ago) link

I keep having to check if my combos were already mentioned.

106 goat cheese and grits

And every meat eater owes it to themselves once in their lives, maybe once every month, to have

107 truffles and marrow

Bill, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 01:53 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

coffee and tea

Just made this with a pu-erh instead of the usual green or black tea, and damn, that is awesome.

Bill, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 22:16 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

coconut + more coconut

free inappropriate education (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 25 May 2011 03:01 (eight years ago) link

109 bread and butter

thrash ballads (jdchurchill), Saturday, 28 May 2011 01:00 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

110. Honey, walnuts, raisins

flights are very long when you're ornery (los blue jeans), Monday, 20 June 2011 23:27 (eight years ago) link

111. Apples + caramelized onions

flights are very long when you're ornery (los blue jeans), Monday, 20 June 2011 23:28 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

112. lemon & capers

los blue jeans, Tuesday, 12 July 2011 21:38 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

113. pringles and dahl

carstens, Friday, 9 September 2011 08:25 (seven years ago) link

dahl?

kkvgz, Friday, 9 September 2011 08:28 (seven years ago) link

Dhal is lentil curry. It is, indeed, a great combination.

114. Fried plantain and Marmite.

A little bit like Peter Crouch but with more mobility (ShariVari), Friday, 9 September 2011 08:36 (seven years ago) link

Ok, I just did a shit-ton of googling and learned some things about the world. Is the pringles and dhal thing a real thing or were you guys just punning on Sophie Dahl and Pringle knitwear.

All I really know is I'm going to buy my wife an argyle sweater.

kkvgz, Friday, 9 September 2011 12:30 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

i'm eating peanuts and drinking coffee and they both make each other better.

Tome Cruise (Matt P), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 20:16 (six years ago) link

huh, that's kind of cool

I loves you, PORGI (DJP), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 20:26 (six years ago) link

115. Yam and coconut

Jaq, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 20:42 (six years ago) link

pineapple and chilli

kathryn bigelow, female juggalo (qiqing), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 20:50 (six years ago) link

116. Sage and browned butter

Zen Jet Era (doo dah), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 00:21 (six years ago) link

117. Kafir lime and fish sauce

everlasting fonts of (soda), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 00:50 (six years ago) link

118. Scallops and Thai basil

everlasting fonts of (soda), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 00:51 (six years ago) link

119. Vanilla and lamb.

everlasting fonts of (soda), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 00:52 (six years ago) link

120. Peaches and molassas

everlasting fonts of (soda), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 00:52 (six years ago) link

121. Peaches and herb.

everlasting fonts of (soda), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 00:52 (six years ago) link

122. tomatoes and kalamata olives

123. beets and horseradish

124. spinach and garlic

125. lemon and ginger and honey and cayenne (especially in an infusion, my favorite cold remedy)

126. granny smith apples and sharp cheddar cheese

127. dark chocolate and dried tart cherries (my new obsession)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 01:01 (six years ago) link

128. Pear, blue cheese, honey

kathryn bigelow, female juggalo (qiqing), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 01:15 (six years ago) link

129. Quince, cranberry, cassis, + ginger

Jaq, Wednesday, 5 December 2012 01:18 (six years ago) link

faaancy

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 01:19 (six years ago) link

:)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 01:19 (six years ago) link

and delicious! It's the flavors of the relish I made for thanksgiving

Jaq, Wednesday, 5 December 2012 01:21 (six years ago) link

130. Cinnamon & Coconut

los blue jeans, Thursday, 6 December 2012 03:56 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

131. Mint & Cherry

a lake full of ancient spices (los blue jeans), Thursday, 3 April 2014 23:33 (five years ago) link

132. berries and pine elixir

Mayor Manuel (La Lechera), Friday, 4 April 2014 01:24 (five years ago) link

woah, do you get that from a euro grocery store?

a lake full of ancient spices (los blue jeans), Saturday, 5 April 2014 18:04 (five years ago) link

Yup

Mayor Manuel (La Lechera), Saturday, 5 April 2014 18:15 (five years ago) link

five months pass...

Still gotta track down that elixir

133. Figs & honeydew

los blue jeans, Friday, 12 September 2014 23:49 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

134. Beef and mushrooms

WilliamC, Thursday, 26 October 2017 14:08 (one year ago) link

135. Potatoes and rosemary

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 26 October 2017 14:14 (one year ago) link

136. sauteed mushrooms, truffle, and cilantro

freedom is not having to measure life with a ruler (outdoor_miner), Saturday, 28 October 2017 14:11 (one year ago) link

Corn & Jalapeno

los blue jeans, Saturday, 28 October 2017 22:56 (one year ago) link

rhubarb and pastry

estela, Saturday, 28 October 2017 23:32 (one year ago) link


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