Ever wonder what complements the sourness of rhubarb pie? Or the tartness of apple pie? After consulting the gastro-scientific website of joy FoodPairing, we’ve done some research and got the answers. Disclaimer: Some of these are awfully strange, and potentially inedible...
If you’re having Rhubarb Pie, try: black tea, coffee, a broad range of fish (ew), apple juice or celery leaves.
More bizarre pairings after the jump.
If you’re having Apple Pie, try: Camembert cheese, coriander seed, lemon balm, raw beetroots or cauliflower.
If you’re having Blueberry Pie, try: oysters (say wha!), basil, peppermint, vanilla bourbon or endives.
If you’re having Raspberry Pie, try: Gruyere, lamb (not joking), honey (now that’s more like it), feta or peas.
If you’re having Banana Cream Pie, try: grapefruit peel, artichoke, tomatoes, parsley or mussels.
If you’re having Strawberry Pie, try: sauerkraut (eek), licorice, Parmesan, chocolate or soybeans.
If we have not mentioned your pie, we apologize. (If we have offended you, we also apologize). Feel free to e-mail the FoodPairing masterminds at [email protected] for other pairing suggestions.