When making a meal from scratch, it's often frustrating to be missing a few ingredients. Another frustration is wondering what dish will compliment a favorite vegetable or other food. If you're interested in trying different combinations of foods at dinner, take a look at this food pairing website.
The creators of Food Pairings looked at University and private company research to identify the component flavors of many vegetables, herbs, and fruits. It also has listings for meats, cereals, dairy, sweets, and beverages. On the Web site you can highlight the food you're preparing to look for a good pairing match or find what food can replace it to provide the same flavor. Each food has a tree that lists what food fits well and what food replaces it. It's a fascinating way to experiment in the kitchen to create new and unique food combinations.
To visit the website, go to: Food Pairings.