FOOD FUN: Corned Beef & Cabbage Tacos

Who thought that inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day would come from La Tortilla Factory? Corned beef and cabbage tacos! We love fusion food, but these tacos do present a challenge: Should we serve them with mustard, or with tomatillo salsa?   EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING TACOS The answer to this question and…
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MARDI GRAS: Gumbalaya Recipe (Gumbo + Jambalaya Fusion)

Gumba-what? If you can’t decide between gumbo or jambalaya for Mardi Gras (this year on March 4th), go for gumbalaya, a combination of both. Gumbo (photo #2) is a Cajun stew that typically consists of a strongly meat or shellfish stock, the Cajun “trinity” (bell peppers and onions), and a variety of proteins such as…
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HOLIDAY: National Deviled Egg Day

Curried deviled eggs. Here’s the recipe. Photo courtesy McCormick.com.   November 2nd is National Deviled Egg Day. Even people who rarely, if ever, eat a hard-cooked egg can’t help plucking a stuffed egg off the tray. You can celebrate plan or fancy. For the plainest, mash the yolk from a hard-cooked egg with some mayonnaise,…
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RECIPE: Asian Fusion Brisket Sandwich

Brisket, anyone? Photo courtesy Fatty ‘Cue Restaurant | NYC.   Here’s a fun idea for brisket lovers: An Asian fusion brisket sandwich. Fatty ‘Cue restaurants in New York City combine traditional smoky southern barbecue with spicy Southeast Asian flavorings. Each Fatty ‘Cue location has a variation on the smoked beef brisket recipe, including: Brisket with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sweet & Salty Brownies, Fusion Food

A fusion of two favorite food groups: brownies and salty snacks. Photo courtesy BellaBaker.com.   The verb fuse, derived from Latin, means to combine or blend by melting together. Along that line, fusion food refers to the combination of widely differing ethnic or regional ingredients or techniques. Examples include French-Thai fusion cuisine, Japanese fusion sushi*…
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