I’ll put A1 steak sauce on anything at all. I add it to noodle soup and put a splash on salads, eggs, ham sandwiches, mix a little with the tomato sauce on spaghetti with meatballs. All great! And recommended in their recipe booklet by the way.
But still, without trying, people tell me it’s disgusting.
I was at a sandwich shop with some friends in Oxford, England a few years ago, intently studying the menu for something my 'murrken palate would like. I spied “hummus and brie baguette”, and thought to myself, “Who on earth would eat a hummus and brie sandwich?”
Just then, my friend’s sister stepped up to the register and said, “I’ll have the hummus and brie.”
My ex used to be fond of a big bowl of kimchee, washed down with a biiiiiiig glass of milk. And he wondered why a) he had frequents gastric troubles, and I would refuse to stay over at his place after he ingested said combination; and b) Korea is not the land of abundant dairy products.
Sometimes food combinations are traditional for a reason, and the same goes in reverse.
I have to admit that this does not sound strange at all to me but I wondered how some of you might percieve this one.
I like to spread a thin layer of sour cream in place of butter on my waffles. Topped with warm maple syrup. Sounds gross I know, but the sour cream counteracts the sweetness of the syrup perfectly. In fact once blended with the syrup, it does not even taste like sour cream.
Try it! You may be pleasantly surprised. If this is simply too bold for your palate, try some chunky peanut butter in place of, or in addition to the sour cream.
I also once had a roomate from South Africa who was obsessed with mayonaise. Apparently mayo was something he had never encountered before coming to America. He spread copious amounts of the stuff on every single thing he ate. Pancakes, steaks, cookies, tacos, salads, eggs, fruit, and even the occaisonal PB&J. He used it as chip dip, mixed it into soups and cereal, and at times even ate it straight from the jar. The strangest thing I saw was one time when he was trying to combat a hangover. Small bowl of mayo, add 10 or 12 aspirin for flavor, Mmmmmmmm…crunchy mayo med supreme. I wont even get in to his love of aspirin.
One of our neighbors ate grilled ham, peanut butter and lemonade mix sandwiches. 'Course, Lizzie also liked nothing better than cottage cheese after it had ripened in her tree house for a couple of days, too.