Ingredients that were just meant for each other.
August 15, 2010 10:38 PM   Subscribe

At some stage I remember seeing a web page (*maybe* on AskMefi) going through amazing classic food pairings of ingredients that were just meant for each other, for example: tomato and parmesan; coffee and chocolate; wine and cheese; shrimp/ prawns and chili. I think that the framing of the idea behind this list was that tomato and parmesan were proof that god existed and loved us (a bit of a riff on the Ben Franklin beer quote). Does this ring a bell for anyone and can you find the source?
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I think this might be "close but no cigar" territory, but I found this a few days ago.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 10:51 PM on August 15, 2010

I can't speak to a web page, but if you're interested in exploring taste combinations you should check out The Flavor Bible.
posted by hawkeye at 2:14 AM on August 16, 2010

There's a book called The Flavor Bible which might be the sort of thing you're looking for.
posted by JackarypQQ at 2:15 AM on August 16, 2010

Oo, i think that this was indeed on askmefi. I'll be back if i find it.
posted by demagogue at 6:12 AM on August 16, 2010

Maybe this post about unique flavor combos?
posted by Solon and Thanks at 7:39 AM on August 16, 2010

Flavor Pairing?
posted by zerbinetta at 8:07 AM on August 16, 2010

I bookmarked that link a long time ago and forgot where I got it, but knew it was from Metafilter. I had to do some digging just now to find out that it was from this question: Cilantro and salmon don't go together. What does?
posted by zerbinetta at 8:25 AM on August 16, 2010 [1 favorite]

These are all so close! I am almost certain now that the particular post I remember was from Metafilter/ AskMefi. The thing that distinguished it from the (excellent!) answers so far was that it was pretty much just a list of food pairs. The premise was that tomato and parmesan came from such different regions, yet they pair perfectly.

This is going to really bug me now!
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace at 3:26 PM on August 16, 2010

Unique flavor combinations?
posted by Kattiara17 at 7:18 AM on August 17, 2010

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