I Googled “Asian Fusion” and also “Fusion Cookery” but I did not understand what it said in Wikipedia.
Here is what it said:
“Fusion cuisine is cuisine that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in innovations of many contemporary restaurant cuisines since the 1970s.”
I have heard of “Asian Fusion” as applied to various kinds of cuisine and various kinds of cookery.
My problem with trying to understand the explanation is that if “Fusion Cookery” is simply a mixture of two diff styles or a “fusion” of two diff styles, then surely there must be a simpler kind of name. Wouldn’t there be?
Even so, I’d sure appreciate if someone could explain why it is necessary to come up with a completely new name for a cuisine that just combines two different styles. I mean, I think it used to be called “Chinese Food”. What is wrong with simply calling it “Chinese Food”? Why is that no longer an adequate name?
At any rate, I’m guessing that maybe I’m just making a mountain out of a molehill. But, why is it necessary to give it an entirely new name? I must admit that I just don’t understand that.
Is there anyone here who can explain?