The Difference Between Savoury and Sweet Foods

People prefer different flavours in their meals, which is the basis of sweet and savoury foods. So what is the basic difference between sweet and savoury? Sweet food is dominated by the taste of sugar or honey as in desserts, while savoury food is quite the opposite, full-flavoured, often sometimes spicy and associated with food of necessity rather than comfort.

They do however complement each other at dinner to the benefit of the palate. Pork as a savoury dish is often served with sweet apple sauce; similarly cranberry with turkey at Christmas. Salads and cheese boards have savoury cheeses, some with fruit inside them and are often accompanied by fresh, sweet fruit such as apples or strawberries; cheesecake as a popular dessert is a good example of a savoury product like cheese used successfully in conjunction with a fruit topping like mandarin oranges, blackcurrants or strawberries. Even wine as an accompaniment is chosen with such tastes in mind with dessert wines tailored for…

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