Savoring Fusion: An Intro to Tasting

Latin fusion restaurants are enjoying an incredible popularity in the United States of America right now. This modern culinary cuisine represents the future of Latin culture in this country, for all of us who are included under that banner - Puerto Rican, Mexican, Chilean, Spanish, Dominican, Cuban Americans and more - all of our cultures are borrowed from in this exclusive and exciting race to create new and wonderful modern classics. It can be hard to know exactly how to accurately taste a fine dining Latin fusion food meal, but I can assist you with some helpful tips and tricks.

Savoring good food is an art form that's been around for years and years. There are all kinds of different ways that you can get involved in fine food tasting, and building your experience is vital. Much like wine tasting, it's going to take a while to get used to. This is just an excuse to eat well and dine out, though, so treat yourself while you're learning! Note the way the food feels on your tongue. Eat slowly. Practice taking notes when it comes to your initial impressions, and compare them in terms of initial taste, texture and aftertaste. This is a subjective experience, so remember that what you notice might not be what someone else who does the same taste test might notice. That's okay! In fact, that's normal. Everyone is going to pick out different things to focus on or talk about depending on what they like or don't like, and how developed their taste palate is.

There are dozens of books about food tasting, and also YouTube video tutorials on developing your flavor palate. Why stop at Latin fusion food? You could branch into the world of wine and coffee tasting, even! Starting with Latin food is actually a great introduction to tasting, because much of the food in these cultures involves heavy combinations of spices that interact in a very rich and complex way to create unique flavor experiences. Latin fusion restaurants not only know this, but take it a step further with their incredible ability to draw on that tradition and extend it into the modern culinary culture, riffing on current taste trends while still adhering to the traditions that make Spanish food memorable in the competitive cultural food market.

Don't take my word for it, though. The only way you can really develop your taste buds is to start tasting. Do your research, learn about different techniques, and listen to the way that people in the business talk about food. It will help you build your own lexicon of words and expressions you can borrow from when learning how to communicate your own feelings and taste experiences. Fusion is all about complexity; it's a great place to start, right on the pulse of the American fine dining radar, and you can jump right into the middle of it on your brand new journey as a modern cutting edge foodie. Start tasting today!

Kaelyn Kelly-Colon is an SEO content writer who has covered many topics, including Latin fusion.

This article was published on 03 Aug 2015 and has been viewed 533 times
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