As you’ll all know by now, the Lavazza challenge I’m taking part in is all about new traditions. After sharing my favourite twist on a classic recipe last week – my Espresso & Pecan Pie – it was my turn to ask you guys what your new tradition was. I wanted to know your most unusual food combinations. Do you put something unexpected in a traditional dish? Are there baked beans hiding where you least expect?
I kickstarted the conversation on Twitter & Facebook and you guys really didn’t hold anything back. I feel like I’ve peeked in on your weakest moment. Some of the suggestions I found a little strange, but you’ll probably think the same of mine. I thought it would only be fair for me to confess first, so here we go:
We have a jar of marmite in our house, but it’s never spread on toast or used in sandwiches. Matt and I both like to add a big spoonful to chilli, bolognese and stews. You’d never really know there was marmite in there, but it adds a rich, savoury flavour and gives the sauce a darker, glossier look. That’s our #newtradition, nothing too strange there I don’t think – although you may disagree.
You guys came up with some crackers. Things I’ve never thought of. Some that I would try, some that I’d avoid like the plague. How many have you tried?
We all have a guilty food pleasure right? A strange concoction that totally works for us but others might not have discovered. Well this post is your chance to tell me all about yours. Have you tried any of the new traditions mentioned above? What’s your unusual food combo?
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