While there’s a certain joy in experiencing the beauty of one perfect food item, there are plenty of flavor combinations that, when partnered together, taste better than the sum of their parts. It’s like music: while a piano sonata can certainly be beautiful on its own, a string quartet can be just as, if not more, beautiful. Here are 6 foods that simply taste better together. Some of these are obvious, others not so much.
Apples and Cinnamon
There’s something about this delicious combination that not only makes apple pie the treat we know and love but also what makes autumn feel like autumn.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
When smeared onto white bread, there may be no sandwich more perfect.
Eggs and Cheese
Rich in calcium, protein, and calories, combining eggs and cheese brings both to a whole new level. Throw in some bacon, and you’re reaching astronomical levels of deliciousness.
Strawberry and Tomato
Ever have strawberry gazpacho? Eleven Madison Park serves it, and it’s one of the most delicious soups you’ll ever eat.
Pears and Blue Cheese
Sweet, salty, acidic, and fatty, this pairing hits all the right notes, and should be an essential part of any cheese plate. Or fruit plate, for that matter.
Apples and Peanut Butter
The sweet tanginess of a crunchy apple is the perfect complement to the salty, creamy richness of peanut butter. It’s also loaded with protein and energy, making it a perfect afternoon snack.