Food & Wine (September 2012)
Are pear and eggplant compatible flavors?
Usually when we have a question of this nature, we reach for The Flavor Bible. We find it an indispensable tool in the kitchen when you're looking for inspiration for how to use ingredients. There are no recipes, just a laundry list of ingredients and the flavors that pair best with them.
So what does The Flavor Bible say about pear and eggplant?
Not a thing. There's no mention of pairing the two.
But we like eggplant. And we like pears. So we had to try this combination for ourselves.