Putting It All Together
There’s nothing new about fusion in food.
Food historians say mixing ingredients and cooking styles of various cultures has been part of food’s evolution, from the ancient spice routes to the exchange of Old World cuisine with New World grains, fruit, and other crops. That continues today, as chefs dabble in the creative process of blending elements and practices of different regions around the globe. This is particularly true in the melting pot of America, where so many different cultures thrive.