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The wording of this article implies a sophistication and cultural superiority to Fusion-Cuisine with which I, and I would think many others, would be loath to credit it. The implication appears to be that any well-travelled cosmopolitan open to new experiences should just love fusion food. Whereas it could easily be argued that it is merely the cheap and easy appropriating of elements of different cuisines and throwing them together without any true understanding or appreciation of the background of those cuisines, simply to achieve an effect. This is not to say that there is not a place for the mixing of different cultural elements on plate (so to speak). This has always, and will always be an inescapable factor; otherwise we should not have potatoes in "western" cooking, nor any of a host of other ingredients. In fact, the various cuisines of India, China, Australia and many other places have largely been shaped by varying national and regional influences, like the Persian and Portuguese influences in Indian cooking. Inevitably similar developments are at work in places like California, with an ethnically diverse population. These however are natural, "organic" developments. The type of fusion cooking suggested here seems to have been artificially put together merely as a way of populating trendy restaurants, and is somewhat reminiscent of the deep-fried Mars-bar. Telramund 14:51, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
- The type of mixing of influences you mentioned is not, by definition, fusion cooking. For example using your logic, the cuisines of the Eurasians in Malaysia, or cuisine of the United States at 1970 would be considered fusion cuisine but in fact they would be considered as the cuisine of one country or city or region instead. What we are saying today is a phenomenon that as people link together, it is a radical, intentional mix of diverse culinary traditions, nothing like gradual, organic developments. --JNZ 05:01, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
"06:00, 1 December 2007 Chensiyuan (Talk | contribs) (4,117 bytes) (Undid revision 174998521 by Schellack (talk) sure, like cucumber, crab stick and avocado ISN't.) (undo)"
Right ... Not bothering to revert change. User clearly has no idea. Oh yes, avocado ... Very traditional Japanese ingredient. Turns up in misoshiru all the time! Oh and crab stick! Don't they hold auctions for freshly caught crab stick at the Tsukiji fish market each morning? Oh yeah and let's not forget cucumber ... Uniquely Japanese ingredient ... Not found anywhere else in the world. Oh and smoked salmon ... Yep I remember ordering smoked salmon sashimi last time I was in Tokyo.
- No one is impressed. Is have unique. Unswine? Chensiyuan 10:30, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
- ROFL x 100. Unfool you mean. Manderiko 10:32, 1 December 2007 (UTC)