Odd Couples: When Unlikely Cuisines Collide
Combining two cuisines on one menu is not exactly groundbreaking - items like wasabi-mashed potatoes and California sushi rolls have been menu standards since the '90s. But there's a new kind of culinary collaboration going on in American restaurant kitchens - just don't call it fusion. More brash and absurd than fusion's first wave, this new crew of mash-up chefs are creating highly unlikely combinations, from Irish-Eritrean to Italian-Korean.
We took a look at a few of these pioneering restaurants (and food trucks) who are playing by their own rules - creating menus that juxtapose two cuisines seamlessly.