petermc61 wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:07 am
I never really thought to put 'American' and 'cuisine' in the same sentence before.
Most of us cook our own meals ( and do not have a steady diet of Kentucky fried chicken, McDonalds burgers, or Dunkin Donuts). Depending on our ethnic background, we may cook mostly in one manner or another, but the Fusion Cuisine mentioned is very common . We call that amalgam of cuisines "American ", just as most people here after one or two generations are mixed, so is the food. In my cooking, I use some of the spice combinations of India, China, Morocco, although I am not from there. But no Indian, Chinese or Moroccan person would mistake my cooking for that of their own country. It is still American in some ways, using the local produce and meats/fish.
How many generations must live together in a region before there is a recognized cuisine? That really is the question here, although you probably did not intend to ask it.
PS: many never thought to put fine wine and California together until a California wine won first prize in a blind test in France.
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