Bacon and peanut butter (or almost anything sweet)
OK, so this is one entry that you've probably already thought of -- but its inclusion is warranted as it's a true classic... and an Elvis favorite! "The sweet and savory flavors just accent each other so well," Will said. "Bacon and any sweet spread like Fluffernutter, or peanut butter, or even chocolate, work so well on a sandwich together."
The big-time burger guys at PYT agree, as they pair their burgers with bacon, chocolate, and donuts actings as buns. I think the arteries in my eyeballs just got clogged.
Chicken and pumpkin
One offbeat suggestion from our food chemist, is the combo of chicken and pumpkin.
"Another two foods that may go well together because they share the same flavor molecules," Hartings said. "There are a lot of different sets like this, all across the food world. You think about flavor profiles that just 'brighten up' certain dishes. When our food is too heavy (flavor-wise) in one direction, having something to contrast that can really help balance the dish.
"And this is a combo that just makes sense to me... it sounds pretty good."
Steak tartare and cheese
"So I always used to put steak tartare on a sandwich, beneath a slice of cheese, and it always came out banging, it's like a really raw or rare hamburger," Warner said.
"I don't know why people don't do this more. Steak tartare is usually served with a slice of bread, but the second you add another slice, people just get weirded out. They shouldn't be."
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