Strange Food Combos

Si lo hacía Elvis… Before you call these food combinations disgusting, maybe you should give them a try.

There is an expression in ‘one man’s meat is another man’s poison’. There are a lot of foods out there that are difficult for people to eat unless they have grown up with them. Most people outside of England don’t understand marmite, and nearly every person who is not Japanese will have a hard time justifying the risk of eating fugu fish (whose liver can kill you).

One of these foods that foreigners almost universally dislike is peanut butter. Additionally, peanut butter is rarely eaten on its own. Most people will understand that in the U.S., we make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But peanut butter and banana? Maybe. What about peanut butter and bacon? Or peanut butter and chili sauce? Now things are getting weird. Or are they?

In this section we examine some the world’s strangest food combinations. Imagine:

Banana and mayonnaise sandwich on white bread
Chocolate-covered popcorn
Potato chip sandwiches
Pickles and whisky
Bacon and ice cream

Who knows? When some donut shop in North America put bacon on top of a maple bar, people probably thought that they were crazy. Now you can find them at nearly every donut shop in the U.S., as well as donuts with breakfast cereal, bubble gum and of course, peanut butter.

So as we also say in English, ‘Don’t knock it until you try it’.

i360-by-diverbo-useful-vocabulary VOCABULARY

Disgusting – asqueroso
To give something a try – probarlo
One man’s meat is another man’s poison – cada loco con su tema
Liver – higado
Weird – raro
White bread – pan Bimbo
Potato chip – patata frita de bolsa (US)
Pickle – pepinilllo
Don’t knock it until you try it – no lo hagas ascos antes de probarlo


24/08/2015Level - difficulty 2United StatesAudio