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How to turn Atomic food by David Guetta into a dish

The 8th edition of the world famous Tomorrowlandwas a big hit. The 180000 visitors were submerged in a magical world with a gigantic dance valley, fresh cocktails, spectacular acts, top chefs, the best DJ in the world like David Guetta.

Going through some older performances by David Guetta, we found ‘Atomic food’ quite intriguing as it lists a range a food products. How to turn Atomic Food by David Guetta into a dish?

In Atomic food you have following lyrics;

Oranges Bananas Onions Grapes
Chocolate Apples Lemon Potatoes
Celery Lettuce Cherry Ice cream
Yogurt Butter Jam Salt

Some of these combinations really work, like the Orange, banana, onion, grapes. Download our free app for chefs and bartenders on itunes to see more of these surprising combinations.

We transformed it into a chutney of orange, banana and raisins







5 oranges (juice and zest)

80 g spanish onion (shredded)

1 g cinnamon

1 g ginger powder

0,5 vanilla pod

1 chili pepper

0,5 dl vinegar

300 g of sugar

30 g raisins

7 oranges (for the parts)

1 banana


cook 2 times the zest of the orange in water.

fry the onion, add the spices and about 100 g of sugar. Caramelize. Add the vinegar, orange juice and the rest of the sugar.

Reduce on a moderate heat until you become a syrup.

Cool down. Add the parts of the 7 oranges, the banana and the raisins.

to be served with

Beaf Fish Lamb Water
Milk Cheese …




In Top Chef just desserts we saw some challenges passing by where Foodpairing would be an incredible help to support the participants. Last year I met Johnny Iuzzini (one of the judges) during my presentation at Starchefs (his Desserts Fourplay is a must have) and I was pleased he got interested by our Foodpairing.
As an example we took a parsnip-banana-hazelnut dessert from episode 6 of Top Chef.

Here are some of the possible pairings with hazelnut (clustered in categories, the closer to the center the better the match);

Or this coffee, strawberry, rum, pea combination. It should work, but this combination is quite challenging to find the right balance in taste. If you use young, fresh sweet peas it should work.

 Here the visualisation of this pairing;

There was even a chocolate pairing with French fries, reminds me of the first edition of our  The Flemish Primitives in 1999 where we gave people French Fries with mayonnaise (based on chocolate), next to all sorts of challenging items like glowing lollypops (picture by Khymos) or at the last edition ants by Alex Atala tasting like ginger, lemongrass (which was later also presented at Madfoodcamp)