By Joel Comm December 15, 2007 No Comments   

foodpairing.jpgWhat foods go well with what foods? Have you ever pondered that question?
The fact is that some foods simply go better with certain other foods.
I’m not talking about obvious ones, like meat and potatoes. I’m talking more subtle combinations, like, say, salmon and cauliflower.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? That’s because the two flavors complement each other.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is called Foodpairing. Here’s their mission:

A list was made of 250 food products each with their major flavour components. By comparing the flavour of each food product eg strawberry with the rest of the food and their flavours, new combinations like strawberry with peas can be made. The way to use is, is just to select a food product like strawberries. You will get a plot where you have strawberry in the middle surrounded by other food products. Take one of those other food products and try to make a new recipe by combining those two. The more flavours food products have in common the shorter the distance between the food products.

Interesting stuff for folks like myself who enjoy freelancing recipes. For instance, apple complements many types of fish. Hmm . . .

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