what you like to drink + what you like to eat = !!!
What’s your pairing of choice? It can be classic (e.g. champagne and oysters), idiosyncratic (e.g. tater tots and a michelada), deeply nostalgic (for me, greasy suburb-chain pepperoni pizza and soda fountain root beer was the best post-swim-meet celebratory dinner as a 9-year-old), or inexplicable (e.g. shrimp cocktail and a Frappuccino).
We asked around America’s Test Kitchen on some of their most thrilling food and drink duos. Here are some favorites:
Bananas and Nutella. What, you don’t drink your Nutella?
I really, really love a toasted hoagie and a Diet Coke. While it’s not the same as a sub roll, now that I’ve found a decent gluten-free bread (Udi’s!), I can re-create this any time I want. There’s something about a sandwich and soda combo that will never get old to me.
Beer floats: nothing beats Guinness and vanilla ice cream.
And now for the Silly Question of the Day…
What is your favorite (or most inspired) food and drink pairing?
Feel free to take any poetic liberties; and accompanying stories welcome.
Leave your silly answer in the comments!
P.S. Here are some improvisational pairings, all with free recipes. Tempting?
(Photo: Craige Moore)