Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fusion Foods

I was reading on of SBS's food blogs Mouthful on Friday, specifically the post on fusion food and I must admit it has touched a nerve with me too.

Now I should probably predicate this rant by saying that if there is some food that you like, then stick with it. As much as I try not to be a food snob I know I am a bit, but I would never dare to tell people not to eat something they find delicious.

But ...

Italian food never includes soy sauce or sweet chilli sauce. Satay Chicken does not got on top of a pizza. Pumpkin is not traditionally used in a stir fry. You can't use seafood extender in Salt and Pepper Squid. When making a coleslaw, don't include sultanas. Tomatoes aren't an essential ingredient in San Choy Bau.

It is not to say that it is physically impossible to use these combinations - just acknowledge that you have created a fusion and possibly moved it so far from the original that it should be called something else.

1 comment:

kyles said...

i prefer the word edible to fusion, it covers most of my cooking...lol! But I support your right to scream fusion!