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The Taxonomy of Taste

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The Taxonomy of Taste

Some flavours just go well together: bacon and eggs, chicken and leek, liver and onions. Exciting ingredients combinations that simply sit in harmony are great, they’re comforting to us and they’re exactly what chefs constantly searching for in the kitchen.

With lots of practice and a big repertoire of dishes in the bank, chefs start to understand what ingredients mix best with others but as a home cook, this is not easy knowledge to acquire.

That’s why this food infographic from Information is Beautiful is so useful. It breaks down ingredients into 6 main families with information given as to what flavour complement each other.

It’s a perfect resource if you’re cooking with an ingredient you’ve never used before and need some tips on what other flavours to use in the dish.

Enjoy.

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