Foods that love each other

This article was originally published in February 2015

Tomato soup and grilled cheese, biscuits and gravy, spaghetti and meatballs — these are matches made in heaven. But love isn’t always rational. Sometimes certain foods get together that seemingly shouldn’t work and yet the outcome of their union is undeniably delicious. Here are three food pairings that may seem a little unusual upon first encounter but in fact make all the sense in the world.

bacon maple cupcake

Bacon + Maple

Bacon is used to mingling with maple syrup on a breakfast plate but they belong together beyond pancakes and eggs. The salty-sweet combo is destined for desserts as bacon’s smoky saltiness enhances the sweetness of maple. Experience the two together in our recipe for Bacon Maple Cupcakes >>

spicy peanut popcorn

Sriracha + Peanut Butter

Thai cuisine often finds peanuts and chilies spending time together in sauces. So it follows there’s a harmonious interplay between sriracha’s heat and peanut butter’s salty sweetness. Spend a night with this couple in our recipe for Spicy Peanut Popcorn >>

chocolate parmesan sandwich

Chocolate + Parmesan

Scientific studies actually show that chocolate and Parmesan cheese are meant for one another. Dark chocolate is the best candidate, as it offers more depth of flavor and actually draws out the fruity, tart notes in the cheese. Try this delightfully savory duo in our recipe for Dark Chocolate and Parmesan Grilled Cheese >>

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