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Incompatable Food Triad Challenge

jcattles May 5, 2008 11:06 AM

This is a challenge to take three foods and pair a+b, a+c, b+c, which are all good together, but if you put a+b+c together, it's not good. Come on chowhounders, lets' rack our brains and come up with some great combo's! Click on the link below to read more about it.


I'm still thinking of my combo's. I'll post when I have one

  1. j
    jcattles May 11, 2008 08:28 AM

    I got one!
    Tortillas, refried beans, and chocolate.
    No wait, beans and chocolate would be nasty. Never mind...

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    1. re: jcattles
      racer x May 11, 2008 09:01 AM

      But lots of Mexican restaurants in the US serve mole poblano with refried beans.

      1. re: racer x
        jcattles May 11, 2008 03:05 PM

        Well hell, there goes that one too.

    2. r
      racer x May 8, 2008 03:26 PM

      beer, strawberries, and chocolate?

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      1. re: racer x
        jcattles May 10, 2008 03:14 PM

        stawberry shortcake with a chocolate and stout beer reduction?

        1. re: jcattles
          racer x May 10, 2008 03:38 PM


      2. Emme May 7, 2008 12:07 AM

        peanut butter, cranberry sauce, and turkey?

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        1. re: Emme
          jcattles May 10, 2008 03:16 PM

          maybe, but doesn't satay have pb? You could substitute turkey for chicken? Served with a cranberry chutney. that does sound good

        2. m
          moh May 7, 2008 06:07 AM

          I've been thinking about this question since it first got posted, and so far no relief. I'm thinking kimchi is a possible pillar for a triad though.

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          1. re: moh
            meatn3 May 7, 2008 11:15 AM

            My brain became fixated on the appalling combo of canned tuna & marshmallows and I have been unable to tear myself away from the horror of that!

            Kimchi has distinct possibilities. It would be fun to have a "classic" ingredient from three distinct culinary traditions!

            1. re: meatn3
              Catskillgirl May 8, 2008 10:59 AM

              "canned tuna & marshmallows "
              Thanks for sharing *that* nightmare. Shudder. Now I can't get it out of my mind, and I, of course, am lunching on tuna salad on onion rye.

              That's so nasty.

          2. Sister Y May 6, 2008 01:46 PM

            My friends and I played with this over the course of months, and I finally came up with

            Blue cheese

            (There was once a great chowhound post about a dark chocolate cupcake filled with molten blue cheese that sounded great - I think the others are self-explanatory)

            1. Bat Guano May 5, 2008 12:57 PM

              Bacon, chocolate and peanut butter. All 3 together sounds disgusting, at least to me, but any 2 together are classics.

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              1. re: Bat Guano
                jcattles May 6, 2008 09:02 AM

                Bacon & Chocolate? Really? Guess I'll have to try it.

                1. re: jcattles
                  Bat Guano May 6, 2008 01:44 PM

                  Well, I confess I've never tried it. But apparently some people like it:


                  1. re: Bat Guano
                    jodymaryk May 11, 2008 03:08 PM

                    I tried a chocolate at a small shop in Joseph, OR that had bacon in it. It was pretty good, a little smoky.

                    1. re: jodymaryk
                      Chuckles the Clone May 11, 2008 06:18 PM

                      Chocolate + bacon = http://slog.thestranger.com/2008/04/b...

                2. re: Bat Guano
                  babette feasts May 7, 2008 01:35 AM

                  Ha, I would totally eat that! A peanut butter truffle with crisp bacon bits, dipped in dark chocolate, maybe a little fleur de sel on top - that's going on my 'to make' list.

                  1. re: babette feasts
                    Bat Guano May 7, 2008 09:02 AM

                    Actually you're right, that doesn't sound too bad. I withdraw the suggestion.

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