I do not seek an answer, but a discussion on the subject of "Fusion Cooking". Is Fusion cooking fused or just confused? Wikipedia defines Fusion cuisine as: 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 menus. I have experienced the good, bad and the ugly of fusion cooking. I have enjoyed French inspired Vietnamese Bánh Patê Sô (yum!!), refused to finish a ramen noodle burger (just a bad idea) and choked on a haggis taco (the ugly). As a traveler, I see this trend increasing with the world becoming a smaller place. My hope is that we could have the best of both worlds, preserving the authentic native cuisines, while finding new and delicious combinations. Keep in mind that this is hardly a new trend. It's been happening along various borders for centuries. Remember, the first Thanksgiving was an example of culinary fusion!