Have you ever been thinking about what sounds good for dinner and you absolutely cannot decide on what to have? Nothing sounds good and you swear that you have tried everything the world has to offer and that this time may actually be when you finally starve to death out of pure boredom with food? I know I have and I'm pretty sure it is something that everyone goes through from time to time. I don't know what causes it, but I definitely know one cure for it. Go out to eat and let someone else cook for you. That's step one. Food always tastes better when someone else is preparing it. I'm not sure why, but it does.
Next, look into the various forms of fusion cuisine available in your area. If you're not familiar with the concept, it's rather quite simple. Take the best ingredients and the unique techniques from different culinary styles and combine them in interesting ways to get a dynamic flavor profile that is new and familiar at the same time. This idea has actually existed since the 70s or so, but has only recently gotten mainstream enough to be easily found almost anywhere. Fusion cuisine is also such a loose term that it really can apply to any food dish that combines two or more styles. What that means is that any adventurous chef that has a passion for foods spanning the globe can start to mix and match to their heart's content.
Now I'm not a chef and I am certain it isn't as easy as just throwing stuff together all willy-nilly. Just ask my wife about the canned tuna, spaghetti mix I tried making up as I went. I'll save you the trouble and fess up. It was quite horrible. So I'm just going to let the experts with years of cooking experience and honed palates come up with the combinations. That's the really cool thing. You can find fusion cuisine that at first makes you go "hmmmm," but when you taste it you'll go "mmmmm."
My personal favorite is Latin fusion dining. With the spices and other ingredients, it reminds me of my mother's cooking during my childhood which makes me happy. Yet, it has a new modern spin on it that makes it hard to get bored of. Fusion cuisine, in general, is actually pretty hard to get bored of because most chefs like to constantly tinker with their recipes by altering which spices and by how much they add to their dishes.
I guess what it comes down to is that when I get bored with food, I start concocting weird dishes and get in trouble, whereas experienced chefs get bored and end up making amazingly tasty fusion cuisine. So I'll compromise. I'll be passionate about eating the food, the chefs can be passionate about making it and making it better without doubt.
Tim Hiller is a freelance writer that loves Latin fusion dining and culinary styles of all types but lacks the skills to properly create fusion cuisine at home. http://www.osorioslatinfusion.com