“Fusion” Isn’t a Dirty Word Anymore

February 23, 2016

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Here are a few things I ate last week: pho ga, xiao long bao (a.k.a. soup dumplings), migas tacos, and a falafel sandwich. I wasn’t even jet-setting around the globe—it was just another average week of great meals right here in the U.S.A.

How many other places on the planet can you eat this diversely? Zero. And you know whom you have to thank? Not Betty Crocker or Colonel…