NOMINATED FOR 100 BRILLIANT COMPANIES 2012

We have been recently nominated for the 100 brilliant companies 2012 by Entrepreneur.com 

We have been selected as one of the 10 companies in the category of ‘Food & Bev’.
“Foodpairing: A research company that relies on scientific flavor analysis to help chefs and bartenders discover unique ingredient combinations.

We are reaching about 1 million food professionals worldwide in about 30 countries like US, UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Canada, Spain, Italy, Australia, Germany, Japan,…

Last week, we were part of a conference in China on pastry, bread,… together with the chefs of Mugaritz, Moto, B&P,… looking how we can support better the Asian chefs and food industry.

TRAM EXPERIENCE AT BRUSSELICIOUS

As its name suggests, ‘Tram Experience’; aims to offer a gastronomic and touristic experience. In a tramway of the 60′s, which has been totally refurbished, guests enjoy several classic dishes of Belgian gastronomy, all modified for the occasion by tor 6 op chefs such as Lionel rigolet or Sang-Hoon Degeimbre.

There are 34 place settings on board: 7 tables set for 2 and 5 table set for 4. The decor reminds Electrolux’s Scandinavian origins with the white furniture, contemporary and refine design, wood floor and blue neon lights.

Combinations like this asparagus – camomile – crab – beurre noisette icecream can be experienced while moving through the streets of Brussels. (of course a Foodpairing combination)

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AVOCADO-TEQUILA-STRAWBERRY-COCONUT FOODPAIRING AT MONASTRELL

About a month ago we participated together with the people from Monastrell in a Foodpairing Cocktail & Foodpairing dinner.
Chef Maria José San Roman presented food combinations together with cocktails by bartender Gegam Kazarian.

One of the spectacular Foodpairing combinations was this dessert with strawberry and coconut linked with a avocado-tequila-lime juice-ginger-basil cocktail.
The tequila in the cocktail is a special one Excellia, Tequila aged in Cognac barrels. We didn’t analyze yet this particular tequila, but from the Foodpairing tree you can see tequila and strawberry do combine.

ROOIBOS FOODPAIRING

The flavor of Rooibos tea makes one of my memories of South-Africa. The flavor contains floral and nutty notes, making a link to e.g. rooibos-coconut or rooibos-raspberry. Find other combinations with Rooibos in this Foodpairing tree (copy the embed to integrate in your website)


 

 

LSD FOODPAIRING

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…

MORE THAN 40 FOODPAIRING CHOCOLATE RECIPES BY PASTRY CHEFS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

A range of new Foodpairing recipes with Belcolade chocolate was included in our website. The recipes were developed by pastry chefs from around the globe. Participating pastry chefs are Jacques Torres, Dominique Persoone, Marco Ropke, Joris Vanhee , Milton Aguilar, Stéphane Leroux, Philippe Rhéau, Gilles Doumengeux,…
Find the chocolate Foodpairing recipes on Foodpairing.com site (select Baked goods on the right + an origine) or click on the link below for a few examples. On the website is each picture alternated with the Foodpairing tree so you know what the Foodpairing links are.

 Recipe Pomme Oranges

 Recipe Blanc Passion

 recipe Pisco

MORE VARIETIES OF STRAWBERRIES

Over the last year we started to go deeper into different varieties and terroirs. Strawberries is one of the crops (like apples, citrus fruit, raspberries,…) we started to work on more into detail. We now have strawberries from California to Japan and about 15 different varieties.

Varieties like Gariguette, Mara des bois, Darselect,… I’m growing in my garden.

As an example we added a selection of possible combinations with Gariguette from France.
Make combinations like this strawberry-bell pepper-basmati rice icecream. In April all varieties will be added to the Foodpairing.com PRO membership.

GROW YOUR OWN LEMONGRASS

Growing your own lemon grass isn’t that difficult. Go to your local asian store and buy the fresh lemon grass you normally use for cooking.
Put the lemon grass for about 1 week in an inch of water and cover with a transparant plastic bag (to obtain a very moist environment).
After one week, transfer the lemon grass to a container with moist soil and cover again for 1 week.