Cooking has been around for a very long time, in one form or another. But it’s only really been in the last few decades that people have become more daring and started experimenting with different styles and techniques. While not all of them work well, one particular style of cooking that’s come alive just recently is that of fusion cooking.
There are many cookery books out there that focus on fusion food. But for now, we’ll just give you a brief overview of what it is and how you can be successful in cooking it.
The simplest way to describe fusion cuisine is a type of cuisine that combines contrasting culinary traditions or techniques that originate from different areas or cultures. It takes a while to master the art of cooking fusion food, but the rewards are well worth the effort.
Because fusion cooking is a kind of experimental style of cooking, quite often, the dishes you create are original and one-of-a-kind. So, a few successfully fusion dishes, and you’ll have enough unique recipes to release your very own cookbook or cooking channel.
You’ll find examples of fusion cooking in pretty much every cuisine you can think of. But because we’re fanatical about all things French, we thought we’d share with you some tasty fusion dishes in this realm for you to have a go at:
Japanese Duck a l’Orange: A mouth-watering dish that combines fatty duck with a very flavorful sauce consisting of orange mixed with a little yuzu and soy sauce for that oriental twist.
Vietnamese Crepe: Taking a staple dish of France and adding in a little shrimp, pork belly, bean sprouts, carrots, and daikon pickles, transforms the dish totally from a sweet dessert to one of a hearty main meal. Different, but it works.