Last year at The Flemish Primitives, Dominique Persoone and Alex Atala made a combination of chocolate with Priprioca. Their presentation was aimed at combining typical ingredients from the Amazon with the chocolate expertise of Dominique.
Priprioca from the Amazon
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) ofthe international journal of gastronomy and food science together with other pairings like lemon, banana.