Author Topic: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired  (Read 11659 times)

Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #125 on: January 16, 2017, 05:17:03 pm »
Understand that I can and will eat my own body weight in crisps (admittedly, as Moby's stunt double, I have to keep my svelte figure as I'm on call for any international DJ emergencies that Moby can't attend).

Chips though, after the first few mouthfuls, they're just stodgy, claggy potato. Oh I know, there's some superstar-chef somewhere hexatuple frying them in rendered humpback whale fat for extra crispness, and then slicing them them with an ultramicrotome into monomolecular wafers that you can inhale. But I'm talking nuclear stodge from the local chippy.

Mind you, I know stodge. I grew up eating chips and rice with curry sauce and, on top, a potato fritter. The curry sauce was rather daring in my home town, I think the chippy kept it under the counter.

According to Geoffrey Steingarten (the Man Who Ate Evertyhing) the correct fat for cooking chips is that from around a Parisian police horse's kidneys.

David Martin

  • Thats Dr Oi You thankyouverymuch
Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #126 on: January 16, 2017, 10:52:54 pm »
Coming late to this thread. There is such a thing as a food wheel where tastes are diametrically opposite. It is the gastronomic equivalent of a colour wheel. Some strange combinations do emerge. Cold Lincolnshire sausages in chocolate sauce. Spinach and marmalade quiche.

Rather good actually..
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #127 on: January 16, 2017, 10:55:31 pm »
Coming late to this thread. There is such a thing as a food wheel where tastes are diametrically opposite. It is the gastronomic equivalent of a colour wheel. Some strange combinations do emerge. Cold Lincolnshire sausages in chocolate sauce. Spinach and marmalade quiche.

Rather good actually..

http://www.flavourthesaurus.com/about-the-book/
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.
And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #128 on: January 18, 2017, 11:02:49 am »
^
I have this book.
If you are into making up your own recipes, it is incredibly useful.

Torslanda

  • Professional Gobshite
  • Just a tart for retro kit . . .
    • John's Bikes
Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #129 on: January 21, 2017, 11:44:33 am »
Anything baked by Letitia Cropley?

Or have we had that already...?
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #130 on: March 18, 2017, 05:00:35 pm »
Sweet potato and halibut, or fish in general.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Mrs Pingu

  • Who ate all the pies? Me
    • Twitter
Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #131 on: March 18, 2017, 05:49:40 pm »
Apparently you're not supposed to mix cheese and fish, but I do like a tuna mayo sarnie with some grated cheddar mixed in.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #132 on: March 18, 2017, 05:50:52 pm »
Uhh? Cod Mornay?

Mrs Pingu

  • Who ate all the pies? Me
    • Twitter
Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #133 on: March 18, 2017, 06:18:52 pm »
Uhh? Cod Mornay?

OK, but cod is already disgusting.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #134 on: March 20, 2017, 09:43:34 pm »
Apparently you're not supposed to mix cheese and fish, but I do like a tuna mayo sarnie with some grated cheddar mixed in.


Pizza with anchovies - that's nice. (though apparently some find it controversial)
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
    • My Instagram
Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #135 on: March 20, 2017, 10:18:15 pm »
Apparently you're not supposed to mix cheese and fish, but I do like a tuna mayo sarnie with some grated cheddar mixed in.

Tuna melt - always a good choice when you're in an airport waiting for the (delayed again) flight back to Stornoway.  :P

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #136 on: March 21, 2017, 07:19:21 am »
yebbut, if I was doing pizza with anchovies, I wouldn't put cheese on it.  Just tomatoes, anchovies, oregano, olive oil and maybe a few olives.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #137 on: March 21, 2017, 07:30:09 am »
yebbut, if I was doing pizza with anchovies, I wouldn't put cheese on it.  Just tomatoes, anchovies, oregano, olive oil and maybe a few olives.

If all the anchovies are on one side, you can tell that the delivery boy has been caning it on his bike.

caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #138 on: March 21, 2017, 10:39:42 am »
I pretty much thought the base pizza was a the margarita, bread, cheese, tomato and then you build up.  Not sure I've ever come across a pizza without cheese.  But hey ho, you live and learn :-)
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #139 on: March 22, 2017, 07:50:22 am »
I pretty much thought the base pizza was a the margarita, bread, cheese, tomato and then you build up.  Not sure I've ever come across a pizza without cheese.  But hey ho, you live and learn :-)

Have enough margaritas and who cares what's on the effing pizza?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.