In the past, the banana’s main role was as the star of the world-famous banana split. These days, the banana has been promoted from the fruit bowl to become a multifunctional ingredient in modern desserts. The banana has a special affinity with roasted flavours such as coffee, nuts and chocolate. Did you know that bananas can grow on banana plants in bunches weighing up to 50 kilograms?
Basic techniques: gratinating, confiting, frying, deep-frying, preserving, puréeing, caramelising, flambéing.
Taste combinations: bacon, chicken, caviar, almond, pineapple, aniseed, chocolate, hazelnut, cardamom, coffee, coconut, parsnip, hard cheese, egg, cherries, pear, peanut, vanilla.