Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Foods Have Soul Mates Too

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – People aren’t the only ones who yearn for a soul mate – foods need a significant other too.

Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, authors of The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide To Culinary Creativity, Based On The Wisdom Of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs (Little, Brown, and Company), say some food combinations are simply meant to be together.

Page says, “Every ingredient has a soul mate, you just have to find it.”

The foodies, who are married soul mates of 18 years, say pairings like lamb and rosemary, apples and cinnamon, and caviar and oysters are classic matches made in flavor heaven.

But just like with people, opposites sometimes attract and create tasty combinations, like bacon and chocolate and strawberries and balsamic vinegar.

Says Dornenburg, “These combinations just go beautifully. They’re luxurious and delectable, and can be mind- blowing.”

Adds Page, “Putting together a meal is one of two of the most sensual things you can do on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14). I’d say it’s tied for No. 1 with another sensual act.”

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