Category Archives: mandarin


Last year at The Flemish Primitives, Dominique Persoone made together with Alex Atala a combination of chocolate with Priprioca. Their presentation was aimed at combining typical ingredients from the Amazon with the chocolate expertise of Dominique.
Priprioca is a root from the Amazon with woody, earthy, patchouli notes

(source International journal for gastronomy and food science)
We analyzed the root and based on its flavor profile a selection of possible combinations is added;

Some of these combinations like the beetroot-mandarin-priprioca from chef Atala come clearly out of the Foodpairing tree;

(picture by DOM)
you can find this combo in the latest edition (and first one) of the international journal of gastronomy and food science together with other pairings like lemon, banana.

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Tomorrow morning Sinterklaas will hopefully bring sweets, toys and mandarin oranges.

That means eating chocolate, pepernoten, mandarins for a few weeks…But what about giving a Foodpairing twist to these products.

With the mandarin you can make a dessert like this combination by Peter Coucquyt; ginger-mandarin-jasmin-chestnut;

Or this course by chef Shields of Town House; Cured duck, bay scallops, kaffir lime, finger lime, mandarin, wild ginger, chestnut and onion

 Find these and other combinations with mandarin oranges in this Foodpairing interactive tree;