Fusion cuisines that could have happened but that didn't actually happen in real life

Naomasa298

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but Tibetan style seafood is not just burgers and pizza cooked by a Tibetan man. When does Tibetean food with local ingredients cross the line? Are you saying as long as it pretneds it's teh same ingredients any actaul aknowledgement that the ingredienst are different, leading to some actual change in the cusine is strictly not within the Tibetian cusine lebel. That thosey msut adere to an appraoch the mniizses any impact of local ingredients and insist on traditional approach even with different ingredients it's sort becoming a second rate approach?

Isn't there some wiggle room? Or is Tibetan food snap frozen into Tibetan food as served in Tibet before 1931?

Insistance that all XXX restautrants conform rigidly to a set menu of "traditional recipes: is that not a step down the rabbithole to total standardization, elimination of difference that is the branded franchise cuisine of blandness?

I like difference and the unexpected.
Hardly. Unless a country only has about 20 different dishes, then there's no particular reason it has to stick to a "set menu".

But if it isn't eaten in the country whose food the restaurant claims to serve, then it isn't that country's food, not if it claims to be authentic. It's really that simple.
 
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Futurist

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Hardly. Unless a country only has about 20 different dishes, then there's no particular reason it has to stick to a "set menu".

But if it isn't eaten in the country whose food the restaurant claims to serve, then it isn't that country's food, not if it claims to be authentic. It's really that simple.
What about if Tibetans in Tibet will start eating a lot of fish due to it being imported from elsewhere? Would it then be considered Tibetan?

I mean, Italian cooking uses tomato sauce but tomatoes were unknown in the Old World until the discovery of the Americas.
 

Naomasa298

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What about if Tibetans in Tibet will start eating a lot of fish due to it being imported from elsewhere? Would it then be considered Tibetan?

I mean, Italian cooking uses tomato sauce but tomatoes were unknown in the Old World until the discovery of the Americas.
When fish becomes a major, everyday component of Tibetan cuisine, then it can be called authentic.

Italians can grow tomatoes in Italy.

You're not going to breed many saltwater sea creatures in Tibet.
 
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Futurist

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When fish becomes a major, everyday component of Tibetan cuisine, then it can be called authentic.

Italians can grow tomatoes in Italy.

You're not going to breed many saltwater sea creatures in Tibet.
That discriminates against Tibet since they don't have a coastline, though. Are you suggesting that Tibetans should move somewhere with a coastline if they want to make seafood authentic Tibetan cuisine?
 

Naomasa298

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That discriminates against Tibet since they don't have a coastline, though. Are you suggesting that Tibetans should move somewhere with a coastline if they want to make seafood authentic Tibetan cuisine?
Why, is there a major movement to make seafood authentic Tibetan cuisine?
 
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