13 March 2008
Salty & Sweet
My taste buds seem to get excited by the art of contrast, specifically the mix of salty and sweet. Fruit preserves on a sausage biscuit? Check. Glazed pecans from Priester's Pecans in Fort Deposit, AL? Mmmm... Chocolate covered pretzels? Oh yeah. A little salt on my margarita? Of course. BBQ sauce that's hot but sugary? Yes please. Milkduds in my popcorn at the movies? Only always.
There's just something about how those two parts of the tongue become active by one single bite. It's beautiful. It's mysterious. It's where God lives. Most importantly, it's delicious.
With that, here's something salty and sweet for your ear drums. It's a mashup of "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" by Rapper/ex-music mogul Jay-Z and "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve. The lyrics coming from the former and the music/hook by the latter. Hope you enjoy it.