Mixturus in Latin means “about to mix” it is a strange tense, the future participle, which doesn’t exist in English. As strange as the word is, when we start a recipe we are all about to mix delicious substances to make a dish.
Cooking is all about mixing ingredients, marrying them to create harmony.
My idea is to document all the classic and more adventurous ingredient pairing such as Orange & Chocolate, Egg & Nutmeg, Lamb & Cumin, etc. I see it as a sharing experience and you, readers, are more than welcome to share your own mixes.
So that when you want to make something with chocolate, you will be able to check the long list of wonderful fruits, herbs, nuts or spices you will be able to add to make a masterpiece.
For millennia we have tried to add a bit of this a pinch of that, mix this and that to make the most delicious dishes. I am willing to dig out in my cookbook collection, my own experimentations and history books what works best with what.
If you have discovered interesting ingredient mixing, let me know via comments on this post.
(you will find the list of ingredients by clicking on the top menu called MIXTURUS)