Fideo— Sometimes With Kimchi
California fusion has been happening for the last century or two
In 1971, an author named Jonathan Norton Leonard wrote a treatise for the Time-Life series, Foods of the World on California cuisine, with a heaping dose of benevolent racism and retrograde language.
He was also prophetic:
Of all California cities, San Diego is one of the most eclectic in cuisine. It is less than 20 miles from the border, so Mexican inf…
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