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Can dark chocolate be combined with ketchup? Foodpairing is a method for identifying which foods go together, based on the principle that some foods can be combined when they share major flavor components. An interactive tree visualization [foodpairing.com], in itself the result of matching hundreds of ingredients through a flavor analysis, is meant as a useful aid for cooking chefs and cocktail makers alike to increase their awareness and sparkle their imagination of which ingredients match others from a flavor perspective. The main ingredient is placed in the middle, with different food categories placed in a circle, including meat, herbs, sauces, vegetables, pastry, sea products, fruits, drinks and diary/

An interactive demonstration limited to 100 different ingredients is freely available. The full repository consisting of more than 1,000 products and 250 beverages can only be unlocked through a paid subscription service.

See also Foodpairing Networks.




Taste "well" together?
Come on, I'd like to share this...

Fri 06 May 2011 at 2:56 AM

@dave: I am guessing from your comment it is bad English, so I have changed the sentence. Thnkx.

Fri 06 May 2011 at 6:05 AM

this would be perfect if it could work with cumulative intolerances and digestion ration (example tomato + cheese may be very difficult to digest due to their composition)

Fri 06 May 2011 at 6:41 AM

Yes. This is perfect. Much thanks. And much thanks for your excellent site, Andrew.

Fri 06 May 2011 at 10:29 PM

the key is: 'based on the principle that some foods can be combined when they share major flavor components'
Beef and Peanuts apparently have more flavor components in common, then Beef and Blackpepper (beef and pepper obviously go together on another principle).

Wed 11 May 2011 at 9:02 AM
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