1609: "Food Combinations"

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1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby The Moomin » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:37 pm UTC

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Title Text: If anyone tries this on you, the best reply is a deadpan "Oh yeah, that's a common potato chip flavor in Canada."

After lots of hassle, we finally got someone in the office to try the classic baked bean and cheese combination. A lot of swearing and abuse followed and now he won't trust us on food suggestions again. We blamed poor quality baked beans.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Locoluis » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:49 pm UTC

Tartar sauce is a surprisingly good dressing for potato salads, fried potatoes, etc.

But NOT for mashed potatoes. That was an horrible idea.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby orthogon » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:55 pm UTC

I am disappoint. Can't quite make "Beer and Skittles"!
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Steve the Pocket » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:57 pm UTC

orthogon wrote:I am disappoint. Can't quite make "Beer and Skittles"!

Dang. Beat me to it. Guess I'm not the only one who used to misinterpret that expression.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby cellocgw » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:01 pm UTC

Well, considering the date of publication, it's a blessing he didn't include turkey and stuffing in the base list.

BTW, who remembers the product advertised, "Everything tastes better, with _________ on it" ?
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Echo244 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:05 pm UTC

Pfah. No opportunity to make "chocolate and fennel" or "red wine and coke". But at least there's no "chips and gravy" option.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby kasmeneo » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:11 pm UTC

Nutella is definitely missing. I love eggs with nutella. On bread, and with some salt on top.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Beavertails » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:12 pm UTC

I wish there was a "chips and gravy" option.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby CharlieP » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:20 pm UTC

My Headmaster at school always ate his sausages with a bit of marmalade, and I now do the same on the rare occasion when I have both close at hand (i.e. when I'm having breakfast in a hotel). I don't see it as any more peculiar than having duck with orange, turkey with cranberry, pork with apple etc., but people typically react as though I've spread mustard on chocolate cake, or mayonnaise on doughnuts.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby da Doctah » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:13 pm UTC

You know what's really a great combination? Bell peppers and a catapult.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby rmsgrey » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:32 pm UTC

CharlieP wrote:My Headmaster at school always ate his sausages with a bit of marmalade, and I now do the same on the rare occasion when I have both close at hand (i.e. when I'm having breakfast in a hotel). I don't see it as any more peculiar than having duck with orange, turkey with cranberry, pork with apple etc., but people typically react as though I've spread mustard on chocolate cake, or mayonnaise on doughnuts.


Actually, mustard on chocolate cake might be worth trying...

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby The Moomin » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:46 pm UTC

rmsgrey wrote:
CharlieP wrote:My Headmaster at school always ate his sausages with a bit of marmalade, and I now do the same on the rare occasion when I have both close at hand (i.e. when I'm having breakfast in a hotel). I don't see it as any more peculiar than having duck with orange, turkey with cranberry, pork with apple etc., but people typically react as though I've spread mustard on chocolate cake, or mayonnaise on doughnuts.


Actually, mustard on chocolate cake might be worth trying...


Mayonnaise on doughnuts may not be considered that odd considering you can get burgers in doughnuts. There's also a type of hotdog called the monte cristo that has jam and cheese on that is quite nice.

When I was in middle school, our science teacher told us about when he was staying with a family down in Wales and how they'd eat the main course and dessert at the same time. On this occasion they were having a bite of ham and mustard sandwich, and then having a spoonful of trifle, so the taste would all get mixed up in the mouth.

I've always thought salt and vinegar crisps go well with sweet hot chocolate.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby orthogon » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:49 pm UTC

rmsgrey wrote:
CharlieP wrote:My Headmaster at school always ate his sausages with a bit of marmalade, and I now do the same on the rare occasion when I have both close at hand (i.e. when I'm having breakfast in a hotel). I don't see it as any more peculiar than having duck with orange, turkey with cranberry, pork with apple etc., but people typically react as though I've spread mustard on chocolate cake, or mayonnaise on doughnuts.


Actually, mustard on chocolate cake might be worth trying...

You can get wasabi chocolate cake in Wagamama, though these days they only mention the wasabi in the smallprint. I keep meaning to try it. Of course, as I've mentioned before, the whole sweet/savoury dichotomy just isn't a thing in Asia.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Viqsi » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:00 pm UTC

That's funny; I keep hearing folks trying to suggest stuff like this, and I've always called them on it.

Does that mean I'm no fun? :(

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Zylon » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:18 pm UTC

Viqsi wrote:That's funny; I keep hearing folks trying to suggest stuff like this, and I've always called them on it.

Ditto. All weird food combinations must be challenged.

And the capital of this stuff is Japan, not Canada.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby jc » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:40 pm UTC

orthogon wrote:
rmsgrey wrote:Actually, mustard on chocolate cake might be worth trying...

You can get wasabi chocolate cake in Wagamama, though these days they only mention the wasabi in the smallprint. I keep meaning to try it. Of course, as I've mentioned before, the whole sweet/savoury dichotomy just isn't a thing in Asia.

Here in the US, we've started to see a revival of the old (at least in Central America) combo of chocolate + hot pepper. I've tried most of them that I've seen, and some are very good. But it has taken a while for the makers to figure out that they need to find a balance of the two competing flavors. Of course, what's "right" in this case will depend somewhat on the eater, since capsaicin is something that you get accustomed to and develop a tolerance for.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby CelticNot » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:51 pm UTC

The Moomin wrote:Title Text: If anyone tries this on you, the best reply is a deadpan "Oh yeah, that's a common potato chip flavor in Canada."


Ironically, Lays Canada just finished their contest for a new regionally-inspired potato chip flavour. While I admit that "PEI Scalloped Potatoes" will probably be a better sell, I'm mad at myself for not taking the opportunity to try the "Montreal Smoked Meat" chips while they were around. A friend of mine swears they tasted like the real thing, right down to the hint of mustard.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby ucim » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:10 pm UTC

A combo that is wonderful but I can't get people to try is pizza and orange juice. And a combo that's awful and I can't believe people like is pizza and beer.

Red wine of course goes well with pizza too.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby sotanaht » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:23 pm UTC

da Doctah wrote:You know what's really a great combination? Bell peppers and a catapult.


Everything is great with catapults. Except maybe cats, I doubt they would stay in the bucket.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Flumble » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:40 pm UTC

Catapult is not a type of food!

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Djehutynakht » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:45 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:Catapult is not a type of food!


You need to expand your palate more. It goes well with a nice chardonnay.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby a9s » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:37 pm UTC

You know what's really good? Potato chips and the tears of your enemies. I hear it's a common potato chip flavor in Canada.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Copper Bezel » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:16 pm UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:
Flumble wrote:Catapult is not a type of food!


You need to expand your palate more. It goes well with a nice chardonnay.

Trebuchets are the only choice for the truly discerning palate.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Shadowman615 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:56 pm UTC

Pancakes and Eggs. :shock: :?

I think I may have crossed the line into total insanity with that one!

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby dg61 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:22 pm UTC

jc wrote:
orthogon wrote:
rmsgrey wrote:Actually, mustard on chocolate cake might be worth trying...

You can get wasabi chocolate cake in Wagamama, though these days they only mention the wasabi in the smallprint. I keep meaning to try it. Of course, as I've mentioned before, the whole sweet/savoury dichotomy just isn't a thing in Asia.

Here in the US, we've started to see a revival of the old (at least in Central America) combo of chocolate + hot pepper. I've tried most of them that I've seen, and some are very good. But it has taken a while for the makers to figure out that they need to find a balance of the two competing flavors. Of course, what's "right" in this case will depend somewhat on the eater, since capsaicin is something that you get accustomed to and develop a tolerance for.


Chocolate and meat as well, although if you go to some Mexican restaurants you can find chocolate mole.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby rmsgrey » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:47 pm UTC

Copper Bezel wrote:
Djehutynakht wrote:
Flumble wrote:Catapult is not a type of food!


You need to expand your palate more. It goes well with a nice chardonnay.

Trebuchets are the only choice for the truly discerning palate.


Surely it depends on the construction material - an aluminium catapult would want a sparkling white; a traditional oak catapult goes better with a red.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Archgeek » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:19 pm UTC

da Doctah wrote:You know what's really a great combination? Bell peppers and a catapult.

Mmmm, ranged peppers.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Draco18s » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:31 pm UTC

The Moomin wrote:Title Text: If anyone tries this on you, the best reply is a deadpan "Oh yeah, that's a common potato chip flavor in Canada."


Or a Kit-Kat flavor in Japan.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Steko » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:15 pm UTC

Looks like Randall has run afoul of auto-correct again; in the list of 'individually good foods' somehow 'relish' is listed. I believe he intended to write 'peanut butter' before his potato fingers mangled it.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:21 pm UTC

CelticNot wrote:
The Moomin wrote:Title Text: If anyone tries this on you, the best reply is a deadpan "Oh yeah, that's a common potato chip flavor in Canada."


Ironically, Lays Canada just finished their contest for a new regionally-inspired potato chip flavour. While I admit that "PEI Scalloped Potatoes" will probably be a better sell, I'm mad at myself for not taking the opportunity to try the "Montreal Smoked Meat" chips while they were around. A friend of mine swears they tasted like the real thing, right down to the hint of mustard.

Jesus fuck I just realized how badly I need poutine flavored potato chips.

The "biscuits and gravy" flavor that Lays (US) recently had for a limited time probably comes close, but it needs the cheese and such thrown in there too.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby RogueCynic » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:21 am UTC

John Steinbeck suggested a beer milkshake. http://foodinliterature.com/food-in-literature/2013/06/cannery-row-beer-milkshake.html#.VlkeD7_pLIW

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The Moomin wrote:Title Text: If anyone tries this on you, the best reply is a deadpan "Oh yeah, that's a common potato chip flavor in Canada."


Or a Kit-Kat flavor in Japan.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Copper Bezel » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:40 am UTC

It's made with actual chicken.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Boilerplate » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:35 pm UTC

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Zylon » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:17 pm UTC

CelticNot wrote:Ironically, Lays Canada just finished their contest for a new regionally-inspired potato chip flavour.

That's not ironic. That's the opposite of ironic.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Copper Bezel » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:20 pm UTC

No, it's literally ironic.
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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby davidhbrown » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:47 pm UTC

If he means cucumber pickle relish, I'm not seeing how that would work with sour cream. But there are many kinds of relish, so who knows...

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Tova » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:21 am UTC

Viqsi wrote:That's funny; I keep hearing folks trying to suggest stuff like this, and I've always called them on it.


Maybe Randall doesn't know anyone who does, but I've known a fair few.

Pretty sure almost anyone would call you out if you tried to suggest that ketchup and hot chocolate go well together.

Chili and hot chocolate, on the other hand, are pretty good.

So yeah, shenanigans called.

Edit: probably angling for the "relevant xkcd" crowd again.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby Whizbang » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:26 am UTC

We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby beccity98 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:46 am UTC

A pickle spear wrapped in bologna. As a child, I thought it was a normal snack. Also, deli turkey rolled into a tube, dipped in peperoncini juice. Aww, now I've given myself a craving, but as a 38 1/2 week pregnant lady, I can't eat cold meats, and heating those up is pointless.

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Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Postby scarletmanuka » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:54 am UTC

Um. Ketchup and avocado? Relish and cupcakes? No.

(To be fair, I'm not a big fan of avocado, so that may be influencing the first one.)

On the other hand I now feel like making some pancakes topped with ham, cheese, and eggs, accompanied by a hot chocolate with an ice cream float. Pity I'm stuck at work...


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