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Are there countries other than America that "-ize" ethnic cuisines?

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Are there countries other than America that "-ize" ethnic cuisines?

ipsedixit | Jul 11, 2013 06:26 PM

We have "Americanized Chinese" and "Americanized Italian" and etc.

You get the picture.

Are there other countries that "-ize" ethnic cuisines? For example, is there such a thing as "Germanized Chinese"? Or "Mexicanized Italian"?

I mean I suppose there's fusion, but fusion cuisine (say, Korean-Mexican with Bulgogi tacos) is akin to a creative marriage of two disparate cuisines whereas "Americanized ___" is really a transformative cuisine where American cultural viewpoints of food and taste takes a cuisine and sort of makes it red, white and blue.

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