I am excited to host the latest round (20)
of “They Go Really Well Together” (TGRWT) and am honored to be
following a tremendous group of food bloggers in this endeavor.
This food blogging event was initiated by Martin Lersch in April 2007 to explore flavor pairings suggested by the hypothesis that if two foods have one or more key odorants in common it might very well be that they go well together and perhaps even compliment each other. A list of all previous rounds with links to announcements and round-ups can be found at:http://blog.khymos.org/tgrwt/. I have personally participated in only one pairing so far, but have read through and enjoyed the others. They are great fun and a fine way get past more common ingredient pairings.
Pumpkins are plentiful and quite seasonal at this time of year in the northern hemisphere and useful in so many different types of preparations from soups to appetizers to main courses to desserts. In the U.S., they are probably most often used in the form of a dessert pie, though in recent years the pumpkin's popularity has expanded greatly. I have never really had chicken and pumpkin together before, so this should be interesting.
Participation is easy - just follow these steps:
1. Prepare a dish that combines pumpkin and cooked chicken. You can either use an existing recipe (if there is any) or come up with your own
2. Take a picture of the dish and write an entry in your blog by
December 8th, 2009 with TGRWT #20 in the title. Readers will be
particularily interested in how the flavour pairing worked out, so make
an attempt at describing the taste and aroma and whether you liked it
A round-up will be posted here with pictures. Please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details: Your name, URL of blog,
URL of the TGRWT #20 post and a picture for your entry in the round-up.
If you don't have a blog, email me your name, location, recipe and a
brief description of how it worked out and I'll be glad to include it
in the final round-up.
So get those pumpkins and start carving out some new dishes!