Sweet vs Savory

Gentle Readers, one of the great debates of our time, savory vs sweet. Most people have a preference. Close your eyes and consider for a moment, if you never have, whether you would want to be stranded on a deserted island with a bowl of chips and salsa or kettle corn. Therein lies your answer.

Chips and Salsa, Floral Presentation

Chips and Salsa, Floral Presentation

In this family, we are a house divided. The Youngest leans more toward savory (and bread, to be fair), the Eldest veers toward sweet. If I had to choose, I’d probably go savory myself, though I can face down a pecan pie with the best of them.

Sticky Popcorn: Chocolate Almond Cherry

Sticky Popcorn: Chocolate Almond Cherry

For our pancake extravaganza, we served savory (arepas recipe!) and sweet. We are going to do this again with savory and sweet crepes. When we were invited to a Chanukah meal recently, we had sweet and savory rugelach and more savory challah. The possibilities are endless, and the combination is delicious.

The variety for arepas is endless! Experiment!

The variety for arepas is endless! Experiment!

Fall Harvest Pancakes: Pumpkin Pancakes with Apples and Pecans

Fall Harvest Pancakes: Pumpkin Pancakes with Apples and Pecans

Sweet potato fries? Also an opportunity to emphasize the sweet or balance with spice.

Sweet potato fries with maple bacon dip. Yes, please.

Sweet potato fries with maple bacon dip. Yes, please.

What’s your vote? Post Sweet or Savory in the comments section below!

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5 responses to “Sweet vs Savory

  1. I am definitely a savory person (hehe) but I do love some sweets too. Those arepas look amazing! Recipe??

  2. NancyP

    Like @Andrea, I’m at the savory end of the scale. When we had a gift certificate to The Fearrington and it came to the final course, I chose the cheese plate… although I did manage to finagle a bite of the chocolate souffle thing my husband had ordered and it was dreamy. But I am a true Wisconsinite: Give my cheese, and I’m happy.

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