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MAD SCIENCE PHOTOGRAPH BY SAM KAPLAN; FOOD STYLING BY MATT VOHR FOR HALLEY RESOURCES; PROP STYLING BY SARAH GUIDO FOR HALLEY RESOURCES. TACODILE, COURTESY OF SONY PICTURES ANIMATION.

Cookies and cream? Clearly. PB&J? As natural as breathing. But caramel and squid? Not the first things you’d think to pair for dinner. Yet a new app from Foodpairing (from free to $18 per month; foodpairing.com) says the combo works on the basis of compatible flavor components. In fact, the company has had a global science team analyze hundreds of ingredients and their chemical compounds, and now chefs use the tool to inspire new recipes. With civilian foodies taking to the technology, too, we decided to plug everyone’s fave fall ingredient into a search. —JUDITH PEÑA Each item you see here is said to pair well with the central seasonal superstar.

PUMPKIN AND BACON Sauté some bacon and toss it over pumpkin gnocchi.

PUMPKIN AND POMEGRANATE Garnish your pumpkin pie with pomegranate seeds.

PUMPKIN AND SHRIMP Puree them together in a creamy bisque.

It’s a total foodmare!

In the new Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, you’ll meet shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons and other scary “foodimals.” One, the Tacodile Supreme, is so fearsome, we’re adding him to the F(ood)BI’s most-wanted list of all time. —RACHEL FRIEDMAN

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TACODILE SUPREME (alias: King of the Food Beasts) is wanted for his alleged involvement in attempts to devour innocent people. He’s fit, fanged and quite literally armed with jalapeños.

8/5/13 1:01 PM

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Description of pumpkin food pairings using the Foodpairing app.

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