The weird and wonderful world of things that shouldn’t taste good together, but do! Do you want to amaze your dinner party guests by creating some crazy concoctions that actually work? In this piece, there are some starters, main courses, desserts and sides that you’ll have never heard, or dreamt of, before. It is also outlined the science behind these mad meals, explaining why these puzzling plates work, so you can educate your guest if they need a little encouragement to dig in. So, do me a flavour, read on and treat your guests to some dodgy, but delicious, dishes.
This is part of a ‘How to Maximize Flavor’ series by Cooksmarts, which include a “Guide to adding flavor with Aromatics” [Infographic], a “Guide to using Fresh Herbs” [Infographic] and “5 Sauces you can use on Everything” [Infographic].
Understanding how to combine and balance flavors is an incredibly important cooking concept, and it’s especially evident in Asian food. Maybe this is why just about everyone enjoys Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, or Japanese cooking.