Food pairing is not new, in fact chefs have been experimenting with complimentary food combinations for many years. By pairing together unusual food types chefs have made possible new and distinctive dishes that have the added bonus of being very healthy.
Experimenting with salty ingredients and chocolate a chef discovered that caviar and white chocolate are a perfect match.
By analysing the individual flavours of both foods, he found that caviar and white chocolate have major flavour components in common. He came to the conclusion that different foods will combine well together when they share major flavour components.
The results can be quite innovative, and are less influenced by the cultural and traditional context of the products. This independence occasionally results in surprising and unusual combinations such as chocolate with cauliflower and strawberries paired with peas.
Although these combinations sound a bit strange, it may not be as unusual as you think. Consider some combinations that we take for granted like bacon with cheese, and asparagus with butter.
These unusual combinations are surprisingly tasty because the combined food products have flavour components in common.
The Food Pairing methodology opens a whole new world of possible food combinations.
I mentioned earlier that there are also some additional health benefits that includes losing weight through a healthier lifestyle and food pairing diet.
Japan has the healthiest people in the world, living on average about 10 years longer than most Americans, Shokuiku being the main reason.
Shokuiku (Kanji: 食育) is the Japanese term for “food education”. The law defines it as the “acquisition of knowledge about food and nutrition, as well as the ability to make appropriate decisions through practical experience with food, with the aim of developing people’s ability to live on a healthy diet”.
The Japanese Government instead passed laws to make their “wellness from within” Flavour-Pairing Rituals and Shoku-Iku, the country’s mandatory Nutritional Platform.
So while we quickly became the fattest, sickest and unhealthiest country on the planet, the Japanese just kept losing weight while living longer, happier more fulfilling lives because of a simple, yet metabolically explosive set of Flavor-Pairing rituals they adopted over 50 years ago.
We like to call this the Cinderella Solution and you can learn more by visiting: http://sciado.com/learnmore/cindy