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

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(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;

Foodpairing Tree

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(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.

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