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The exotic part of most mash-ups is the combination itself. They are a blend of comfort and cool. When mashing in a new component, make sure it is rooted in something accessible and familiar.
Mash-ups are temporary indulgences. Special occasions like a big game take the guilt out of guilty pleasures for a few hours, and mash-ups are best paired with party beverages. Even better, food favorites from football cities can be leveraged for local pride - from the tater tot hotdishes and Juicy Lucys of Minneapolis to the green chili bison burgers of Denver.
Need some inspiration to get started? Click to see our "mash-up" recipes on Chef Marcus' blog!