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Review by Debbie Mazo


One of the most innovative trends in cuisine in recent years has been fusion cooking. Celebrating regional cuisine from around the world, fusion cooking blends distinctive seasonings and cooking styles to create original taste creations. For the ins and outs of this fast-rising eating trend, explore the assortment of fusion resources at Take a regional dish from your favorite corner of the world, for example, pizza. Replace typical ingredients such as mozzarella or sausage with those from another culture like salsa or jalapeño peppers, and you've created a fusion dish. This is the definition of fusion cooking you'll find at, dedicated to broadening people's culinary horizons through cross-cultural fusion cooking.

With the popularity of ethnic cuisine, fusion cooking has become the next step in providing high-flavor, yet healthy food alternatives. Browse through the Fusion Finder to discover how you can explore the possibilities. The Fusion Finder offers links to topical essays from recent publications as well as best sellers about fusion cooking. If you're searching for a restaurant that serves up fusion cuisine, look no further than the Restaurant Reviews for local establishments featuring the eclectic choices this style of cooking has to offer.

Ready to test your cooking skills at some "fused" dishes? offers links to recipes guaranteed to open up your cooking frontiers. Stir up the Dahl and Pasta with Fresh Broccoli for a marriage of Indian seasonings and traditional pasta with tomatoes and basil. For a twist on an old favorite, sample the Papaya Creme Brulee garnished with berries and banana leaves.

To connect with the rest of the fusion cooking community, join the FanClub at As a member, you'll be able to enjoy all the diversity fusion cooking has to offer and help change the world, one plate at a time.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She's been writing the NetFood Digest column for FoodWine since 1997.

Copyright © 2000, Debbie Mazo. All rights reserved.


    August 2000


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