I have an ongoing project to make posts for mental_floss articles I wrote way back when that I do not have an archive for. Here's another one.
Nothing succeeds like excess! People love to tinker with food. If you like two kinds of food, why not put them together? Just because they don't normally appear at all similar is no reason to shy away from combining them! Or you find one taste that you love, you can go completely overboard with it. And you can take something normal and traditional and stand it on its head to suit your own tastes. See some of the weirdest food mashups in an article I wrote for mental_floss in 2008.