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Incompatable Food Triad Challenge

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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.

http://www.georgehart.com/triad.html

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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      racer x May 11, 2008 09:01 AM

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

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        j
        jcattles May 11, 2008 03:05 PM

        Well hell, there goes that one too.

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      racer x May 8, 2008 03:26 PM

      beer, strawberries, and chocolate?

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        jcattles May 10, 2008 03:14 PM

        stawberry shortcake with a chocolate and stout beer reduction?

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          r
          racer x May 10, 2008 03:38 PM

          blech

      2. Emme May 7, 2008 12:07 AM

        peanut butter, cranberry sauce, and turkey?

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          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

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          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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            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

            Chocolate
            Blue cheese
            Jalepenos

            (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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                jcattles May 6, 2008 09:02 AM

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

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                  Bat Guano May 6, 2008 01:44 PM

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

                  http://www.chowhound.com/topics/406783

                  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.

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                      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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