TOMATO: Like a flower

Jun 7, 2021

Only about fifteen of the 400 or so aromatic organic compounds that make up the hundred or so varieties of tomatoes are actually perceived by humans. Moreover, its aromatic structure with green and vegetal notes gives the tomato a profile similar to that of sauvignon blanc wine. But if you reinforce its floral note (which it also contains) by cooking it with rose or violet water, raspberries or lychees, all of which are ingredients rich in floral molecules, then you should serve a very floral white gewurztraminer wine.

Complementary Ingredients

  • Nori seaweed
  • Cucumber
  • Shrimp
  • Lobster
  • Raspberry
  • Pink grapefruit
  • Paprika
  • Sea Urchin

Wine & Complementary Drinks

  • Assyrtiko
  • Sauvignon blanc
  • Green tea sencha
  • Verdejo from Rueda
  • Gin Hendrick’s

More to discover in the book Taste Buds and Molecules.


Discover the aromatic recipes on the website: by Francois Chartier.