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Radish is best food to pair with champagne, say French experts

File image of champagne bottle on display - Getty
File image of champagne bottle on display – Getty

What goes best with bubbly? Some pair it with Beluga caviar, others prefer foie gras or smoked salmon. But now the best accompaniment for fine champagne can be revealed after a lifetime’s work: the humble radish.

The discovery was unearthed by a renowned French chemist who spent half a century painstakingly researching which foods go best with different wines. Jacques Puisais, 93, has now convinced experts of the validity of his science, including Didier Depond, head of the venerable Delamotte champagne maker.

“Radishes and champagne are a perfect match,” Mr Depond said. He is so enamoured of the piquant, peppery bite of the radish when paired with the crispness of a dry fizz that he has taken to growing his own radishes. “They have all the virtues. They cost hardly anything and they don’t make you fat,” Mr Depond said during

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Nothing gives champagne its fizz like a humble radish

Paris (AFP) – Forget Beluga caviar, foie gras, smoked salmon or ortolan, the tiny bird that French gourmets put a napkin over their heads to eat so they can savour every last second of their unique aroma.

No, the food that goes best with the finest champagne is the humble radish.

The discovery was made by the celebrated French chemist and wine expert Jacques Puisais, now 93, who has spent the last half century unsparingly researching which food goes best with different wines.

Didier Depond, the head of the venerable Delamotte champagne house, is so convinced of the validity of Puisais’ science he has become an evangelist for the root vegetable.

But that is not all.

“I grow my own radishes in my garden so I can eat them when I am drinking my champagne,” he told AFP.

“They have all the virtues. They cost nothing and they don’t make

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