As the world has become more interconnected – with various cultures living side-by-side, sharing traits, values, and ideas – the food we eat has also taken on this interconnected quality. Fusion foods – combining signature dishes and favorite flavors from different ethnicities – have skyrocketed in popularity, but fusion food is no passing fad. 34% of Americans saying they’re more interested in ethnic cuisines than they were a year ago, and that number is likely to increase as inventive chefs continue to cook up exciting new fusion dishes.
If you’re feeling adventurous, or just curious about the origin of your favorite fusion recipe, check out this Fusion Food Web from Kendall College. Who knows? Maybe the next great fusion dish could come from your kitchen.