I love Jonathan Levitt's piece in the Boston Globe on his city's Indo-Trinidadian roti shops, where you can buy freshly-made flatbreads or wraps made from them filled with curried meat, vegetables and pickles. Rotis originated in India but have long been a staple in Trinidadian cuisine, a result of workers migrating from the subcontinent in the 1800s to the West Indies and Caribbean and bringing their foods with them.
I usually avoid fusion restaurants like the plague because most of them to me feel like someone's haphazardly slapped Cuisine A together with Cuisine B, hoping that the resulting hodgepodge will bring yuppies seeking easy adventures through the door, but the cuisines of migration seem to me to always highlight the best things of the food traditions and cultures they've brought together. What kind of fusion cuisine do you like best?
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