These flavors were paired through association: rice milk to saffron to blood orange to pistachio. (Rice = rice dish = paella = Spain = saffron = orange = blood orange = Italy = Sicilian pistachio = pistachio) Fortunately the association could go either way, which means all the flavors go well with each other. This is because the only frontal flavor, blood orange, merges with and is enhanced by the other flavors, which are all background and do not interrupt each other. They are all clearly distinguishable without getting in each other’s way.
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