LSD is an abbreviation of Licorice Sausage Date, a topping on a pizza by Gabriele Bonci of Pizzarium. As you can see Licorice-Sausage/ Salami-Date is a Foodpairing combination (what had you expected) What topping would you propose based on Foodpairing? Select tomato or capers or olives or salmon or Parmesan…and start to make new, mind-blowing pizzas.
source picture: food&wine
At Pizzarium they do also other Foodpairing combinations like Coppa sausage with orange or pizza with potato and vanilla…
Next dish is build around spices from Marocco. We have chermoula (combination of pickled lemon, garlic, coriander, cumin) and ras el hanout (cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili) combined with pigeon, date fruit, orange
Recently Corey Lee of Benu restaurant got 2 Michelin stars (great!). While looking at his tasting menu we found several nice examples which can be easy explained by Foodpairing (he finds it by intuition, I guess. Foodpairing is not cancelling out intuition though. Topchefs are using our Foodpairing website mainly to have a confirmation of what they feel) .
(source picture Corey Lee)
As Foodpairing started almost 20 years ago when François Benzi of Firmenich made the connection between jasmin and meat, let’s have a look at the jasmine-chicken-date fruit combination.
The link to sherry and onion is by chicken (bridging).
(source picture and recipe)