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Jocky of The Fat Duck asked we once if I knew where to find human breast milk. Next to making somebody pregnant, I also proposed to recreate the breast milk by a combination of other ingredients. We are not there yet, but as we have the analysis, we can already suggest what to combine with breast milk.

This Foodpairing tree of human breast milk shows some possible combinations;

One of the shops selling breast milk icecream is Icecreamists, located in Covent garden in London. They created a breastmilk, lemon zest, vanilla ice cream, called the Baby Gaga (what’s in a name). more info you can find in this article by the Daily mail. I have no clue if this is a nice icecream (and not only shocking), do you? And what else would you combine with breast milk? Make a mayonnaise with it and serve it with french fries?

The interchangeability of the breast milk could also be nice for a marshmallow Dominique Persoone once made for our The Flemish Primitives (left upper corner). The other ones are a Foodpairing with grass, a praline filled with water and the last making a Foodpairing link to the sea with oyster and salt.


Watch out for the third edition feat.
Chefs pairing: René Redzepi, Michel Bras, Alex Atala, Pascal Barbot, Magnus Nilsson , Alexandre Gaultier, Jonnie Boer, Dominique Persoone, Gorgio Nava, David Martin, Kobe Desramaults, Gert De Mangeleer,… Creativity from Belgium: Filip Claeys, Arabelle Meirlaen, Kamo,etc…
Inside Food: Scientists from KULeuven, Ugent, TNO, Institut Meurice

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New!! on Sunday Masterclasses. Listen to the chefs and the experts. Always wanted to know the right temperature or how to age meat. Or what about fermentation?


We are proud to announce you the first edition of the event: The Flemish Primitives, focused on foodpairing. The event will take place the 5th of January 2009 in Bruges, Belgium.
As we get that many positive reactions on our foodpairing website and request to obtain more information, recipes, we had the idea to organise an event where we invite some of the best chefs in the world, together with some of the top food companies worldwide and local.
The idea of the whole day is to show all possibilities of foodpairing, in the morning we have a masterclass. In the afternoon 11 chefs will prepare 11 dishes each time based on a foodpairing performed on one of the products of the companies participating.
So you will see Sergio Herman of Oud Sluis (3*) making a foodpairing around fish, Peter Goossens of ‘t hof van cleve (3*) with bell pepper coulis, Geert Vanhecke of De Karmeliet (3*) with almond thins,… Click on the poster to detect more participating chefs
You will have the opportunity to taste all this dishes, to meet the companies, to experience flavours and new insights on onion and vanilla presented by Symrise.

We are also honoured mr Heston Blumenthal of The Fat Duck accepted to be our guest of honour.

And more follows…

I invite you to have a look at the website of the event (you can also order tickets online, there are already 600 tickets sold from the 1300 seats, so be quick…)

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