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Dec 30, 2008 08:02 AM

Food Synergies

I once made a remarkable discovery - it is a secret I have kept to myself until now, and you should all feel blessed and honoured that you will now know..........Boerwors (a South African sausage) and grilled eggplant eaten together put me in a state of nirvana.

Don't know why, but the way those 2 come together defies all laws of nature.

Now you owe me: do you know any other combos where the result is greater than the sum of the parts?

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  1. i don't think this is uncommon but cottage cheese and tuna are great together. and roast pumkin is great in its own right but i find that a spice mix of dried corriander mexican chilli powder cumin seeds, paprika and then finally heaps and heaps of dried sumac make it particularly
    also with love from my vietnamese grandmother-
    kimchi, pickled asian flavoured eggs, corn kernals and seaweed make one (salty) delicious salad.

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    1. re: umbushi plum

      I put horseradish in my tuna salad.


      1. re: meatn3

        Roasted sweet peppers and feta.


        1. re: Davwud

          I combined the flavors recently mixing roasted veggies, lentils and feta and using the mixture to stuff peppers. Simmered in TJ's bottled Masala sauce. It was so good we made it 3 days in a row!

      2. Enchiladas and pinto beans. Kolbasa and saurkraut. Potato pancakes (latkes) and sour cream. Fried clams and me!

        1. Just to clarify, I was not interested (in this post) in 2 items that one simply likes together or have an affinity for each other.

          Like Boerwors and Grilled Eggplant, I want foods that, when combined, create something on a whole new level of existence.

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          1. re: szmeterling

            But that's a subjective thing. However, you have to give serious consideration to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. How many kids or adults crave "just peanut butter" or "just jelly" sandwiches? I rest my case.

            1. re: szmeterling

              Ever eaten a latke w/o sour cream, pinto beans or saurkeraut by themselves? Nuff said.
              Home made corn chips (fried corn tortillas) and home made salsa (pico do gallo)!

              1. re: Passadumkeg

                My latkes must be served with applesauce!

                1. re: TampaAurora

                  Applesauce AND sour cream are necessities, if you ask me.

            2. 1. Caviar & (correctly) scrambled eggs
              2. Cognac & chocolate
              3. Lox & cream cheese
              4. Hungarian sausage & sauerkraut
              5. Hot gohan & umeboshi
              6. Laab & khao niyao
              7. Bud & gas station corndog

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              1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                Bud....wise......errrrrrrrrrrr. I love that your selections run from caviar to corndogs! I always enjoy reading your posts Sam.