Culinary Traditions: Fusion Cuisine

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“fusion cuisine” defined as “the blending of culinary worlds to create new, hybrid dishes,” has been around for centuries, ever since the beginning of trade. As cultures began to overlap, new dishes were created, when people shared and combined cooking styles and ingredients to create new concepts and flavor profiles. Since, cuisines are the symbols, representatives and soul of cultures, they can display the inner beliefs that include their attitude toward nature as well as their culinary traditions from an ethic groups. Fusion cuisine can be formed in many ways, since people connected with others or ethnic group through similar food patterns. Immigrants often use food as a means of retaining their cultural identity. People…show more content…
During the 15th and 16th centuries, the French where influenced deeply by Italian cuisine due to the marriage between princess Catherine and King Henry II, she brought her Italian chefs with her and requested them to practice French cuisine. Although these two cuisines developed in a very different way, French cuisine still owe much of their culinary development to Italians. Obviously, French cuisine has a rich history, and like many other native cuisines, French cuisine owes it development to brilliant chefs like Escoffier who mixed his own ideas with Carême’s recipes into a new system called “brigade system”, as well as the some helpful influences from neighboring countries. It can be assured that French cuisine will continue to evolve and change and culinary experts will continue to push the boundaries of the culinary world. Like many other cultures, French took a lone time to perfect their cuisine, with each generation adding something new to the mix. Yet it is because of the chefs of the past generations that a country’s cuisine can develop to what it is…show more content…
The famous restaurant, providing the blend of African and Jamaican cooking styles, Irie Zulu is the beginning of a dining experience that is more than food alone. "We encourage those that have not been here to come by and share our food and culture, treating people with love and sharing that through food is what we are about. I chose Tosa because of the demographics," Deacon, the host of the restaurant, said. "A good variety of people and a diversity of culture that you can see. You have people interested in different cultures and different types of food. The thirst for global culture exists here.” The ingredients, methods of preparation, preservation techniques, and types of food eaten at different meals vary among cultures. The areas in which families live— and where their ancestors originated—influence food likes and dislikes. These food preferences result in patterns of food choices within a cultural or regional

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