Author Topic: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired  (Read 11679 times)

caerau

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2016, 10:18:16 pm »
Orange goes with very little - that's why it always gets a sharp intake of breath from John Torode ;)
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ian

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2016, 10:19:54 pm »
Isn't that bircher muesli stuff just porridge made with apple juice (and yoghurt)? It is in my house (though I cut it with almond milk otherwise it's too sweet). I once used cider because I didn't have any apple juice. That was a good day.
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citoyen

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2016, 10:44:17 pm »
Isn't that bircher muesli stuff just porridge made with apple juice (and yoghurt)? It is in my house (though I cut it with almond milk otherwise it's too sweet). I once used cider because I didn't have any apple juice. That was a good day.

Alcohol and oats are a good mix - just ask the Scottish.

I don't get on with milk so I soak my muesli in apple juice. I've tried it with orange juice when I was out of apple but it doesn't work (and definitely don't add yoghurt if you're using orange juice).

I have also tried orange squash on muesli, faute de mieux - it was at an audax control. It wasn't nice but I didn't care at the time, I just wanted calories.

caerau

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2016, 11:28:58 pm »

I have also tried orange squash on muesli, faute de mieux - it was at an audax control. It wasn't nice but I didn't care at the time, I just wanted calories.


Is reminded of a really tetchy moment on PBP last year when stuck in a queue behind a really irritating persistent person taking 20 minutes wanting ice-cold lemonade and making a fuss about it at 3 am in a random French cafe with 1k+ randonneurs both ahead and behind  ::-)   Still annoys me cost many of us valuable time for no reason other than him being completely unrealistic - it would have taken a sodding miracle at that time and place the place had been thoroughly raided already - cold drinks no longer existed. Yours is proper eating sir!
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2016, 11:48:59 pm »

**Or failing that, if I'm cycling from London to Edinburgh and back, a spot of whisky.

Not next year, sir, not next year.

It's H&S gorn mad, I tell 'ee, gorn mad.

Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2016, 11:50:36 pm »
Kippers and custard.

This reminds me of a former friend's idea for the culinary publishing sensation of the year, Cuisine Horrible, of which the only recipe I can remember was haddock jam.

Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2016, 09:00:24 am »
Your friend is Letitia Cropley, AICMFP

T42

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2016, 11:17:40 am »
Broccoli with anything.
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citoyen

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2016, 11:47:16 am »
Broccoli with anything.

Or on its own.

Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2016, 11:53:21 am »

Alcohol and oats are a good mix - just ask the Scottish.


They don't suffer brewer's droop up there?

ian

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2016, 12:06:48 pm »
I once put grapefruit juice in my coffee. That wasn't a success. Look at carton before pouring. Look at coffee before drinking. Lessons learned.

I won't have bad words said about broccoli, I like it, though not as much as cauliflower.
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T42

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2016, 01:10:29 pm »
Cauliflower cheese, now that's very OK.
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Woofage

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #37 on: June 08, 2016, 02:39:06 pm »
When I was young, I knew that mixing stuff had good results for morning toast.
Peanut butter and jam.  Nice
Marmite and peanut butter.  Fabulous.

So I tried Marmite and honey.
 :sick:

Marmite and marmalade on toast works though.

However, I'm generally of the opinion that savoury things should not be partnered with sweet things.
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hellymedic

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2016, 02:59:00 pm »
When I was young, I knew that mixing stuff had good results for morning toast.
Peanut butter and jam.  Nice
Marmite and peanut butter.  Fabulous.

So I tried Marmite and honey.
 :sick:

Marmite and marmalade on toast works though.

However, I'm generally of the opinion that savoury things should not be partnered with sweet things.

My mother seems to be of that opinion; it seems to rule out much oriental cuisine though.

Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2016, 03:14:25 pm »
I like broccoli anyhow, but roast broccoli is utterly delicious.

ian

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2016, 03:26:29 pm »
When I was young, I knew that mixing stuff had good results for morning toast.
Peanut butter and jam.  Nice
Marmite and peanut butter.  Fabulous.

So I tried Marmite and honey.
 :sick:

Marmite and marmalade on toast works though.

However, I'm generally of the opinion that savoury things should not be partnered with sweet things.

My mother seems to be of that opinion; it seems to rule out much oriental cuisine though.

I'm willing to be proved wrong, but I've never seen sweet and sour chicken (or similar sickly sweet concoctions) in China. A lot of Thai and Malay recipes include palm sugar, but they tend not to overdo it.

Of course, I'm back with chicken and waffles and my favourite breakfast: blueberry pancakes, maple syrup, bacon and sausage.
!nataS pihsroW

caerau

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #41 on: June 08, 2016, 03:46:17 pm »
Did someone mention Marmite?


Can I remind all that the thread title included the words which individually are fine...

Marmite does not fulfil that definition  :P :sick:
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #42 on: June 08, 2016, 04:00:39 pm »

Similarly, when I have the full metal breakfast, the eggs must be on the opposite side of the plate from and definitely not touching beans or tomatoes.

Use sausages to form a breakwater between egg and beans/toms.

Woofage

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2016, 05:07:07 pm »
Did someone mention Marmite?


Can I remind all that the thread title included the words which individually are fine...

Marmite does not fulfil that definition  :P :sick:

I think you meant to post that on another forum :P
Pen Pusher

Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #44 on: June 08, 2016, 06:23:23 pm »
However, I'm generally of the opinion that savoury things should not be partnered with sweet things.

Although quite common, this appears to be a fairly recent idea and fairly culturally limited as well. I do a fair amount of seventeenth century cooking. A high proportion of   ostensibly savoury dishes are garnished with sugar for instance, which we would generally find weird. But you still find that in some middle eastern or north African cuisines.
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ElyDave

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #45 on: June 08, 2016, 06:49:00 pm »
Cauliflower cheese, now that's very OK.

cauliflower and cheese together is the work of STAN,

Now a nice aloo gobi as made by my missus  :thumbsup:
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hellymedic

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #46 on: June 08, 2016, 08:55:54 pm »
However, I'm generally of the opinion that savoury things should not be partnered with sweet things.

Although quite common, this appears to be a fairly recent idea and fairly culturally limited as well. I do a fair amount of seventeenth century cooking. A high proportion of   ostensibly savoury dishes are garnished with sugar for instance, which we would generally find weird. But you still find that in some middle eastern or north African cuisines.

Yet, in general, there's quite a lot of sugar in many processed savoury foods, from baked beans to tomato ketchup, soup, bread etc.

caerau

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2016, 09:14:32 pm »
Did someone mention Marmite?


Can I remind all that the thread title included the words which individually are fine...

Marmite does not fulfil that definition  :P :sick:

I think you meant to post that on another forum :P

No just confirming my suspicion that one is a lone wolf amongst oddness  ;)
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Ruthie

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #48 on: June 08, 2016, 09:21:26 pm »
Hmm.  Sometimes I agree with Basil, but then, you need carrots and tomatoes in Minestrone, so sometimes I don't agree with Basil. 

But carrots in a tomato sauce?  yech
Milk please, no sugar.

ElyDave

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #49 on: June 08, 2016, 09:21:56 pm »
Did someone mention Marmite?


Can I remind all that the thread title included the words which individually are fine...

Marmite does not fulfil that definition  :P :sick:

I think you meant to post that on another forum :P

No just confirming my suspicion that one is a lone wolf amongst oddness  ;)
we are not alone.  Marmite  :sick:
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens