1. Olives + White Chocolate
2. Strawberries + Fava Beans
Try it in chef Chris Cosentino’s Fava Bean and Strawberry Salad with Pecorino.
3. Salmon + Licorice
Salmon in liquorice gel at The Fat Duck restaurant. See it re-created here.
4. Oyster + Kiwi
5. Chocolate + Sage
Fried Sage on Spicy Beef Jerky with Dark Chocolate by photographer Zack Burris.
6. Apple + Lavender
7. Lamb + Anchovy
8. Mushroom + Apricot
Try it in a recipe for Wild Mushroom and Apricot Ragu on Polenta Cakes.
10. Egg + Coconut
Southeast Asia’s Kaya jam — a delicious combination of coconut milk, eggs, and sugar — is gaining popularity in the U.S., thanks to chef Susan Feniger’s new cookbook Street Food. In Asia it’s a breakfast dish and is spread on butter toast.
Try a recipe for Kaya Toast here.
11. Strawberry + Tomato
Try it in Eleven Madison’s Strawberry Gazpacho recipe on food52.
12. Rhubarb + Anise
Try a Rhubarb Anise Cocktail recipe from Two Tarts.
14. Oysters + Watermelon
Try it in a recipe for Oysters on the Half Shell with Watermelon Granita from Martha Stewart.
15. Avocado + Coffee
Blend 1/2 avocado with 1 cup brewed coffee (cooled), 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 2 tsp vanilla and ice cubes.
16. Orange + Olive
Get a recipe for Citrus-Marinated Olives at Bon Appetit.
17. Mushroom + Blueberry
20. Scallops + Vanilla
21. Cinnamon + Thyme
22. Shrimp + Walnuts
Get the recipe for Chinese Honey Walnut Shrimp.
23. Basil + Cloves
Italian cooks sometimes put a pinch of ground cloves in pesto; the two foods share a sweet compound called eugenol.