The Best Cannabis and Food Pairings:
1. Understand terpenes
As mentioned earlier, terpenes are what gives food and cannabis their unique smell and taste. Once you understand this and learn to identify the subtle differences of flavors and aromas of both food and cannabis, it becomes easier to pair the right strains and dishes.
2. Trust your senses
Most cannabis strains will be named after the strong flavor profile they have. Strains like Lemon Pie, Liquid Butter, Mango Kush, and Grape Ape are obviously named after the dominant flavor they have so take these into consideration when picking strains. Also, don’t forget to do your research to see the complete flavor and aroma profile of each.
Your preferences are a big factor too for whether a pairing will taste good or not. Find out what you like and try mixing up with your favorite flavors combinations. There’s really no right or wrong here so there’s no point trying to achieve the most perfect mix.
3. Complement or balance flavors
If you’re a big foodie, you probably already know what flavors and aromas tastes great with what. Take advantage of this knowledge by experimenting with different flavor combinations. You have a few options. You can complement the taste of the food you’re eating by smoking a similar tasting strain or you can pick a contrasting flavor to balance it out.
Pairings you try will not always be perfect. Take note of scents and flavors you tasted and the ones that you liked, making adjustments along the way.. Again, don’t worry about getting it right. Food is always enjoyable regardless of what strain you pick. The pairings are just there to make the experience even more enriching.
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