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Unexpected Food Pairings That We All Love (RECIPES)

Opposites attract.

Opposites attract. You've all heard that old saying before. And while it usually refers to a good girl being irrationally and irresponsibly attracted to the aloof, cute boy that doesn't even know how to read (yes, we're talking about Angela Chase and Jordan Catalano) it also can be applied to foods.

There are a lot of foods that complement each other beautifully, like milk and cookies or tomato soup with grilled cheese. Those foods fit so well together it almost feels like they were created for one another, even though they weren't. But just like with love, sometimes the least expected pairs work out even better. So in the spirit of Valentine's Day, and irrational love in general, we bring you the best recipes that unite the most unlikely of ingredients.

1
Peppercorn And Buttercream
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Get the Pink Peppercorn Buttercream recipe by Tessa_StyleSweetCA via Food52
2
BBQ Sauce And Salmon
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3
Eggs And Vinegar
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Get the Roger Vergé's Fried Eggs with Wine Vinegar recipe by Genius Recipes via Food52
4
Donuts And Potato Chips
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5
Brie Cheese And Graham Crackers
Foodie Crush
Forget the marshmallows, Graham Crackers are way better with brie.Get the Baked Brie Graham Cracker Crostini recipe by Foodie Crush
6
Chipotle And Chocolate
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7
Olive Oil And Ice Cream
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Get the Olive Oil-Saffron Ice Cream recipe by Stefani McGuiness via Food52
8
Strawberries And Feta
Foodie Crush
By now we're used to seeing watermelon and feta together, but strawberries and feta -- that's something you might want to try.Get the Strawberry Watermelon and Feta Salad recipe by Foodie Crush
9
Rosemary And Lemonade
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Get the Boozy Watermelon Rosemary Lemonade recipe by piccantedolce via Food52
10
Pulled Pork And Pizza
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We know, we know. How have we not thought of this sooner?! Get the Pulled Pork Pizza recipe by How Sweet It Is
11
Cheetos And Jalapeno Popppers
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12
Salt & Pepper And French Toast
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Get the Crispy Salt and Pepper French Toast recipe by aliyaleekong via Food52

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