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Which foods harmonize well with truffles in terms of taste - food pairing truffles

Food pairing is a trend among top chefs.


What is food pairing?

Scientists try to find the flavor notes that harmonize well with each other and better emphasize the main aroma.

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First of all, you should know that the basis of every successful dish is the main aroma or key aroma. The different aromas are not only expressed by the taste buds on our tongue but also by the "nose eats with". This means that our olfactory organ is part of tasting. If you want to be very precise, all the other senses are of course included in the ultimate taste experience.

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But to understand the principle of food pairing, a sense of taste in combination with a fine sense of smell is sufficient. There are basically five different types of taste buds on the human tongue, which can distinguish between sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami.

When it comes to food pairing, you don't just rely on your sense of taste but also on your sense of smell. The fine nose has millions of olfactory cells and absorbs the tiniest aroma molecules while eating. This means that we taste a lot more with the nose than with the tongue alone.

There are around 10,000 different flavors that can be combined with each other to create a harmonious whole. Scientists have picked out the most pleasant key aromas (for us humans) and listed them in so-called "Foodpairing Trees" in a tree diagram.

Thanks to this "Cooking Bible Made of Flavors" nothing is left to chance. In summary, the more related the flavors are, the better they harmonize with one another. From the table below the paragraph you can immediately read off combinations that you may not be familiar with.

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Who invented food pairing?

The perfumer Francois Benzi and the British star chef Heston Blumenthal first discovered in 1992 that certain groups of aromas matched and worked together perfectly and others did not. They experimented with a wide variety of bouquets and combined, for example, white chocolate with caviar. Before that, Blumenthal was already known for his unusual and daring dishes in his restaurant called "The fat duck". This restaurant is one of the best in the world, it has been awarded three Michelin stars! Blumenthal and Benzi discovered that there is a principle behind very harmonious taste creations. One depends on the main aroma.

Be brave and try a few creations with the help of the food pairing board! You will be amazed, bon appetit!