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23 Unexpected Flavor Combos That Taste Amazing

Some of these are recent discoveries from chefs like Heston Blumenthal who study the chemical compounds of food. Others have been paired together for centuries in various ethnic cuisines. Either way: They work.

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10. Egg + Coconut

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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.

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Find more info about flavor combinations in Niki Segnit's book The Flavor Thesaurus, Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg's book The Flavor Bible, and on khymos.org.

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