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One time I told my friend that I ate a piece of bread with honey (not jam, real honey from the bottle) and my friend asked me if the honey is good with bread.

Sometimes you say to two people (usually they are a couple) "You two look good together"

In a similar way, I wanted to say something like "Honey and bread are good together". The problem with this is, I think the bread is the main element and honey is like a sub-element. But here, they seem to be in the same rank/position:

"Honey is pretty good on bread"
"Honey is good with bread"

Is there any common expression for this?

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By the way...the best honey is not "from the bottle", but from the comb ;) –  Mark Beadles Nov 14 '12 at 0:18
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You might want to say "Honey complements bread".

That's a rather odd pairing (everyone to their own taste!). But Brits, for example, say things like...

[Mint sauce/jelly] complements roast lamb.

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Hmmm, that is interesting.. I like the way brits say though haha, and yes, this is odd pairing, but try it, you will experience the new world.. if you get bored with nutella –  Johnny Koo Nov 14 '12 at 0:15
    
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You can say "the honey complements the bread", or "the honey goes well with the bread". Harmonizes as you say in your title is not bad either.

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Thanks for the helpful expressions Mark, now I can tell my girlfriend more expressions! so awesome !!!! –  Johnny Koo Nov 14 '12 at 0:13
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