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Taster’s Cherce

My dad used to make fun of me for mixing cultures in the kitchen like when I had Genoa salami and sliced cornichons with Dijon mustard on a bagel from Zabars. I never saw anything strange about it. That in mind, thanks to the wonderful food blog Three to One, check out this good combination:

There are few things in this world that I love more than quality prosciutto and a good croissant is something to savor.  Yes, please.


1 Chyll Will   ~  Jan 3, 2012 11:23 am

That never occurred to me even once; leftovers are leftovers and they are a bonanza if you are broke. My housemate is always bewildered at the things I make when she assumes there is no food in the house. "You always manage to make a meal even when the cupboard is bare." Well no, it's just that even though I'm picky, I don't turn my nose up at something I've already made before.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 3, 2012 11:25 am

Exactly. Plus, weirdness is appealing even if your weirdness isn't appetizing to me. I love to know what strange pairings turn people on.

3 Chyll Will   ~  Jan 3, 2012 11:29 am

[1] I should explain that to me, cross-culturing certain foods is basically the same as creating a meal out of leftovers. That said, you won't see me making peanut butter and rye (basically because I don't like rye and would not have it in the house), but I will very occasionally make fried chicken and lasagna for dinner >;)

4 thelarmis   ~  Jan 3, 2012 11:41 am

i don't know what you people are talking about. i love all foods and like to eat each of them at the same time. i take one food item from each culture and have 3 square meals of them a day. i also really enjoy latte and a good fine wine.

in all seriousness, i would be *psyched* about fried chicken and (veggie) lasagna! i could also totally do peanut butter on rye bread. cucumbers in marinara sauce. i'm sure i have lots of combos that the general public would think are weird, but since those makeshift meals are so normal to me, i'm not even sure what to mention!

5 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 3, 2012 11:46 am

Fried chicken and lasagna. I could roll with that.

6 thelarmis   ~  Jan 3, 2012 11:48 am

chyll - we need to put this on the list for our show!

7 Chyll Will   ~  Jan 3, 2012 12:08 pm

[5],[6] See, we knows our stuff...

[4] Is it really a square meal if it's served on a round plate?

8 thelarmis   ~  Jan 3, 2012 12:34 pm

[7] well balanced-meal! i used to sarcastically tell my ex she was one of those! ; )[she was krazier than krazy...]

9 ms october   ~  Jan 3, 2012 12:49 pm

i don't have too many qualms about mixing cultures in the kitchen, but some things i would not do, especially things i have mostly eaten in a certain way. like i wouldn't mix my roots and have curry chicken and mashed potatoes together.

10 thelarmis   ~  Jan 3, 2012 12:52 pm

[9] ooh, i'd be all about have mashed potatoes with chicken curry. then again, i'm *always* down with chicken curry!!!

damn you woman, now i want indian buffet for lunch, but i've got a packed teaching day! : /

11 Chyll Will   ~  Jan 3, 2012 2:14 pm

[9] Hah! Chicken is chicken, and mashed potatoes is mashed potatoes. Sometimes I interchange mashed potatoes with rice, but I wouldn't have both at the same time because it's too much starch in one sitting. But I never saw anything wrong with curry chicken and mashed potatoes before. Curry chicken and glazed yams I'd have to think about... this remind me of a play that's currently Off-Broadway called Platanos & Collard Greens, now that's an interesting combination >;)

12 Branco   ~  Jan 3, 2012 3:04 pm

I once woke up in the middle of the night to find my father chowing down on cold steak and Twizzlers.

Even worse, I have a friend who's pops loves gefilte fish and brownies.

13 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 3, 2012 3:10 pm

12) Dude, the first one is just odd. The second one? Dag, man, tell you friend that that shit is straight up foul. LOL

14 joejoejoe   ~  Jan 3, 2012 4:23 pm

That prosciutto and croissant looks great. I may try that for the family antipasto at holidays, only sliced into little sandwiches. Now to get a knife sharp enough to cut a croissant and not ruin it...

15 Chyll Will   ~  Jan 3, 2012 4:27 pm

[14] Ginsu?

16 thelarmis   ~  Jan 3, 2012 4:35 pm

[11] glazed yams and anything is a bad combo!

[12] yeah, both of those = yikes!

17 RIYank   ~  Jan 3, 2012 4:50 pm

[9] Ms. Oct, chicken curry and mashed potatoes would be British food, and therefore bad. So you win.

18 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jan 3, 2012 7:42 pm

I do enjoy good bacon on toasted rye bread with peanut butter smeared on it. I guess that is a southern thing, with a hint of Atlanta Jewish.

Cheese Its with pickles...something about the combo.

19 thelarmis   ~  Jan 4, 2012 1:04 am

[18] except this atlanta jewish doesn't eat bacon!!!

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