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Anna Greenhous gives tips for food and Sake matching

Published:  16 January, 2014

There is a mysterious Japanese saying which literally translates as: "Sake never fights with food". At a glance this doesn't make much sense. What they mean to say is that sake matches well with food. It doesn't create the kind of mismatches wine sometimes makes - as testified by anyone who's ever drunk a tannic red with smoked salmon, creating an unpleasant metallic taste. Or been disappointed to find their Champagne, though great with sushi, is ruined when wasabi is added, the delicate flavours disappearing as the heat takes over.

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