Thursday, August 14, 2008

Weird Food Combos Taste Delicious

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Sometimes the weirdest food combinations turn out to be the tastiest.

Chocolate-covered bacon may sound sickening, but 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), say it’s not so nasty.

According to the chefs, foodies everywhere are experimenting with strange flavor combinations, including watermelon with feta cheese and white chocolate-filled olives.

Page says, “People are really in love with food, and on a quest for newness. They’re pushing the boundaries and enhancing food with other flavors.”

Though some freaky flavor combinations turn out strangely scrumptious, like chocolate jalapeno ice cream, which Page says “gives you an amazing burning sensation down your throat,” others are just plain gross.

Dornenburg says, “I tried mixing three foods I love – polenta, cilantro, and goat cheese – and it was terrible. Mixing unusual flavors takes a lot of crafting, and trial and error.”

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