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Improbable, but delicious


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Last night I was in a trance state when I watched my right hand reach into a tin of Garrett cheese popcorn and throw a handful on a salad of mixed greens. I don't believe you have to be a talented home cook to have those moments of kitchen inspiration involving the combination of wildly improbable ingredients that lead to something really good. Any number of conditions--desperation, drunkenness, haste, incompetence--can produce those eureka moments. Pray to the gods--WWHD?--and it can happen to you.

That's not to say you won't have a much greater share of complete disasters--don't ask me about the Fistfuck (chocolate syrup, Jagermeister, and a grape tomato). And don't expect others to understand. I haven't met anyone who hasn't snirched when I offered a Bloody Michael--tomato juice and bottom-shelf bourbon. I can accept that the world isn't ready for my PB&J--peanut butter and Jufran banana ketchup on a sesame seed bagel. It's even possible that these creations are not our own, but are bestowed upon select individuals for unknowable reasons by an unfathomable universe. (I thought I invented the kimchi reuben, but maybe not.)

In the spirit of unconditional acceptance, this post is a safe place to share your improbable kitchen combinations.

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