I’m happy to announce that Martin from has asked me to host the 4th round of the foodblogging event ‘They Go Really Well Together‘. TGRWT is all about combining ingredients people might consider out of the ordinary. But the combinations are not just randomly chosen. The theory behind this is that ingredients with similar volatile aroma compounds should go really well together. But this is just theory. We want to test this by trying them out in dishes, and you can participate!


Get some inspiration, more information or get overexcited and take a look at the challenging pairs of the last few rounds.

TGRWT #1 hosted by Martin coffee, chocolate & garlic (round-up)
TGRWT #2 hosted by Tara banana & parsley (round-up)
TGRWT #3 hosted by Evelin strawberry & coriander (round-up)

So are you up for the challenge? The pair of this round is:

mint & mustard

A powerfull combination which hopefully will lead to some interesting dishes. Still interested?

This is how you can participate in TGRWT #4:

1. Prepare a dish that combines mint and mustard. You can use any type of mint or mustard. 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 August 1st with TGRWT #4 in the title. Readers will be particularily interested in how the flavour pairing worked out, so make an attempt at describing the succession of taste and aroma and whether you liked it or not.

3. A round-up will be posted here (with pictures). Please send me an email to info (at) kookjegek (dot) nl with the following details: Your name, URL of blog, URL of the TGRWT #4 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.

Good luck with this combination!



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16 responses to “TGRWT #4”

  1. M. Avatar

    Leuk! Had me al bedacht dat je een goede kandidaat zou zijn.


  2. edith Avatar

    dat is een leuke uitdaging, ik ga er eens over nadenken!

  3. Dennis Avatar

    @ M., vind het inderdaad leuk om te hosten, ben erg benieuwd naar de inzendingen 😀

    @ edith, leuk dat je ook mee wilt doen!

    Heb zelf ook al mijn eerste idee voor een recept, hoop deze van de week uit te proberen.

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  5. Scott Garrison Avatar
    Scott Garrison

    I am wondering if the requirements that we can use any type of mustard and mint are too lax. What flavor components are shared between the two, as some of the things that are done to mustard (like roasting the seeds) are specifically done to remove some of the irritant enzymes. Also, it would seem that there quite a number of mints available with quite a bit of different flavors. I’d hate to remove the very same thing that is shared with mint in an attempt to use them together.

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  7. Evelin Avatar

    A very interesting combination, really!
    It looks like I’ll never get enough of this event:)

  8. Dennis Avatar

    @ Scott, I don’t know which flavor components are shared between mint & mustard. I think Martin can answer that question.

    TGRWT is all about trying the combination. Sometimes it isn’t a success, sometimes it’s amazing. In my opinion that’s the beauty of this event. So try the combination and blog about your findings on taste.

    @ Evelin, I’m also hooked on TGRWT 😛

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  11. Martin Avatar

    I’ve tried to find out which flavour components are shared between mint and mustard, but I must admit that I haven’t been able to find anything. Sorry…

  12. The TriniGourmet Avatar

    i would like to take part but won’t be able to prepare my dish until august 3rd. 🙁

  13. Dennis Avatar

    Prepare your dish and sent it to me. I will edit the round-up post and add your dish to the list as a late entry, no problem.

  14. The TriniGourmet Avatar

    Awesome! 😀 Thanks 🙂

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