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The Emergence of Fusion Foods

America’s interest in ethnic foods has been rising, with 34% of the country saying they are more interested in foods from around the world than they were a year ago. This shift has led to the emergence of fusion foods, foods where chefs take ingredients from around the world and combine distinct flavors that complement each other, even if they developed half a world apart.

This infographic helps you to map out some of the innovative ideas that emerge from fusion, so you can see how the choice to pair certain flavors or blend certain dishes came about. It also has a guide to map out where in Chicago you can sample each of the featured dishes, so that way it’s easy to get experimental if anything looks appetizing. Last but not least, don’t forget to try out some fusion cooking for yourself with the two recipes included. That way, you don’t have to wait to begin thinking in combinations of flavors like the chefs who created these dishes.

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