8/28/2012 05:30:00 PM

Quote of the Day: Anita Lo on the Term "Fusion"

"See, I hate both of those words. I don't really believe in "authentic," and I think everything is "fusion." I mean, who am I? That's my identity. My stepfather was white. I had African American nannies and one Hungarian nanny, so I grew up with a lot of Hungarian cuisine. Food was so important: we'd talk about dinner while we were eating lunch. And sometimes, on Sundays, we'd sit around making dumplings together. But we didn't celebrate the Chinese New Year; we had Christmas. I was sort of a WASP."

-Chef Anita Lo when asked if she would categorize her food as "authentic" or "fusion" in a recent interview. [SE]


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