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How safe is it to combine flavor extracts?

I experiment a lot with food combinations, and I know enough about their chemistry to avoid the particularly terrible ones. However, I know too little about flavor extracts to apply the same logic. ...
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How to choose non-alcoholic beverage pairings for filets mignon?

I'm serving filets mignon with goat cheese and balsamic reduction to guests who don't drink alcohol. I'd like to serve a beverage with our meal that complements the steaks as nicely as red wine would ...
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Websites or apps that allow easy browsing of ingredients, flavors, and inspiration? [closed]

I know there are ten thousand cooking websites out there, but from what I can tell, 99.9% of them are just recipes, and most of them have kludgy usability to boot! What are some websites (preferably ...
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What seasonal vegetable side dishes are appropriate for Hungarian Goulash?

We are planning a traditional Hungarian Goulash dinner, and apart from egg noodles, would like a vegetable side-dish to accompany. It's late October, and we'd prefer some seasonal ingredients if ...
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Honey-glazed gammon (ham) - What to serve with it?

I've got down a pretty good honey/whiskey glazed gammon but previously I've always used it cold in sandwhiches or on meat platters. This evening, however, I am planning on serving the joint hot as ...
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What flavors work well within a splenda-sweetened strawberry-rhubarb cobbler?

Cobbler filling is simple - strawberries, rhubarb, splenda (sucralose) and some orange zest. Are there any other spices or ingredients that would work well with the artificial sweetener and amplify or ...
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Cheese that Pairs with Spicy Food

I regularly make spicy Indian meals, but have been unable to find a cheese that pairs well. Does anyone know of one?
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How to pair cheese with wine?

It is common knowledge that cheese goes well with wine. However, the choice of which sort of cheese to pair with which wine seems an arcane discipline. Are there some easy, logical rules to follow? ...
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Best cut of meat to pair with Gorgonzola?

I've often enjoyed lightly seasoned beef or venison steaks paired with Gorgonzola cheese. Is there any cut of meat that goes particularly well with that particular cheese, or does it not particularly ...
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What types of sauces would pair well with boiled pork knuckles?

I'm going to be boiling some pork knuckles. What type of sauce would be a good pairing? I am guessing that because pork knuckles are fatty, the sauce should tend to be sour or pepper-ish to balance ...
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How to prepare chicken tartare?

One of my favorite dishes is steak tartare with fried bread, garlic, capers, beets and raw egg yolk. I would like to try chicken tartare (food safety issues aside - I'm aware of the risks); however, I ...
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What kind of cooling garnish is like ice cream but doesn't melt?

In a related question, I asked about plating with bread for sampling chili. Here I need to find a cooling, as in take the heat off the capsaicin with fats, garnish. For this question I would like to ...
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What Sampling Bread to use for Pulled Pork, open faced?

I'm making a bacon based chili with smoked pulled pork (orange juice marinade by injection, smoked dried pusilla/ancho/guajillo rub) where I reserve all the liquid at the end of the process, roux it ...
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What would be a good accompaniment for Ostrich fillet with Port and Blue Cheese glaze?

On the heel of @ElendilThetall's question: Accompiniments for satay, I'd like to know the following. About a year ago I found this great recipe for Ostrich Fillet, which is basically flash fried in ...
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What are some appropriate accompaniments for satay?

I have an excellent recipe for satay chicken, which I usually accompany with coconut rice. Last time, I also attempted a kind of Asian coleslaw of white cabbage, chilli, carrot and lime juice, but it ...
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Flavour matching with espresso in baking

I am trying to create a few new recipes and I am stuck on what other ingredients (flavours) would go well with espresso in a baked item.
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What is a good side dish for a freshly boiled lobster? [closed]

I plan to boil a fresh lobster. Serving it only with melted butter and lemon seems like not enough. What would be a good side dish for it?
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What are some savory banana applications? [closed]

I have a lot of bananas, but I don't particularly like bananas. I would like to try using them, but I want to use them in a more savory application. I'm not looking to make a dessert or bread with ...
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What to serve at a cheese tasting?

I'm arranging a cheese tasting for 10 adults in a few weeks, mostly hard Italian cheeses, and I'm wondering what to serve with it? I want the taste of the cheese to come through, but I also want ...
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Why do fatty foods go with sour ones?

Why do fatty foods tend to go with acids? Mayonnaise and hollandaise contain lemon juice, and fatty fish tends to be served with lemon. Barbecue pork and pork belly are sometimes served with a ...
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Flavor combination for yogurt smoothie. Raspberry and what?

I am making a raspberry smoothie using raspberry yogurt. I am at somewhat of a loss as to what other fruit to add for a nice combination. For example, coconut and pineapple go excellent together. ...
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Are there guidelines for choosing bread for a sandwich?

I'm trying to figure out if there's a sort of "etiquette" to it, like there is with wine. Obviously, some sandwiches just "go" with a certain bread, like cream cheese and salmon on a bagel. I'm ...
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What fruit pair well with spinach?

What fruit pair well with spinach? This is for a cold spinach-based salad rather than cooked spinach, but I'd be interested in warm spinach too.
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How to complement a dish?

I really love cooking the "main feature" of a meal... I love doing the meat - steak, chicken breasts, you name it, I love it. But when it comes to making the rest of the meal, I always draw a blank. ...
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What is a good pairing for a dinner Quiche? [closed]

I am preparing a spinach bacon quiche for a small dinner party this weekend and I need to know what pairs well with the quiche? I am already preparing a lite arugala salad with a simple lemon ...
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How to Pair for Beer Tastings

I am no sommelier, however I understand that while drinking or tasting wines a suitable matching food-stuff (be it a cheese, herb, etc) should be paired to fully engage the drink. Is there a similar ...
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Choosing a wine that complements a meal

I've heard that particular types of wine are good matches for particular types of food. I'm fairly new to wine being served with a meal I prepared, and I'd like to learn about how and why I should ...