In our tutorial about the features you can use when you have a finished combo (Finished Combos & My recipes) we have designed an illustrative cocktail based on Tequila and shrimp. Find its recipe here. If you compare the ingredients in the combo box with the bold ingredients in the Treeview, you will notice that not all selected ingredients are present in the Foodpairing tree.
This is caused by the presence of a flavour bridge in the combo. Tequila does not have any flavours in common with shrimp, that is why you will not find shrimp in the Foodpairing tree of Tequila. However, by using tomatoes, the shrimp-tequila combo suddenly becomes possible, because tomato has flavour molecules in common with Tequila and also with shrimp. Tomato is the flavour bridge between the 2 ingredients. The same goes for the celery leaves. This ingredient links all the other ingredients together. Remove it, and the whole combo falls apart.
As a matter of fact, it is possible to remove ingredients from your combo. By hovering over an ingredient in your combo box, two symbols will appear:
The sunburst-like icon allows you to browse the selected ingredient in the Treeview
The 'x' icon allows you to remove the ingredient.
If you hit the X, you will need to confirm your delete action. If you click again on the "delete" button, the selected ingredient will be deleted from your combo box.
If you are to delete an ingredient that forms an important bridge between other ingredients, a red traingle will appear in the combo box, indicating that the remaining ingredients in your combo box do not match according to the main principle of Foodpairing®. By deleting the essential bridge ingredient you would end up with ingredients in your combo box that have no flavour components in common.
Let's look at a simple example:
Add Tequila, tomato and shrimp to your combo box (remember that tomato is the flavour bridge between tequila and shrimp)
If you try to delete the tomato you end up with the red triangle, indicating that tequila and shrimp do not match. If you comfirm your deletion you will notice that shrimp will also be removed. This is because it is not allowed to have unmatching ingredients in your combo.
So pay some attention when you see the red triangle...
One can avoid making flavour bridges by strictly working with the focus filter, the matching ingredients in the listview will always match all ingredients in the combo box, not just 1 or 2 ingredients, which is the case with the wide angle filter. This makes bridges impossible, and you can be sure that all ingredients in your combo box have flavour links to all other ingredients. Find more information about the advanced filtering options here.
This is our last tutorial about the explorer for now. With these tutorials you will be able to get a lot out of the Explorer. There are still extra tips and tricks ofcourse, and we'll surely cover them all as we go along. We are also working hard to add new functionality to the Foodpairing Explorer so this story isn't nearly finished.
Now that you mastered the Explorer, it is time to go more in detail about the ingredients and their flavours. We 'll show you how such knowledge can help you in creating new exciting combinations, so stay tuned.
Vinaigre de fruits
Un vinaigre de fruits délicieusement équilibré pour les grandes occasions ou pour donner une saveur particulière à chaque vinaigrette. Préparé avec des agrumes frais de provenance des Philippines. C'est ne pas un citron vert, ni une orange mais de Kalamansi avec sa saveur fraiche et piquante et sa belle couleur.