INTERNATIONAL CUISINE Who and How

Jasper Adler-O’Neill

In New York you can get anything anytime you want. You can eat a burrito for breakfast, or an egg sandwich in the middle of the night. Not all foods are treated equally though. Some foods are considered lower quality depending on where they’re from, but in reality they are all unique and equally delicious in their own way. There’s human connection in every food. Even if it’s manufactured in a factory, they all were invented by a human being. Because food is necessary to survive. NYC is a place where you can eat almost anything, and our cuisine is improved by the cuisine from other countries, so our cuisine is an example of the American dream. A celebration of many options coming together, which isn’t always a reality but we treat it that way. I chose this topic because I ate all of these foods and I thought it would be interesting to learn, and talk about them.

This is a French omelette. I chose this dish because I really like omelettes, and I thought it would make a great photo. Most French omelettes are made with no toppings so you can get more of the amazing texture of the egg. The earliest omelettes have supposedly originated in Ancient Persia. The French word ‘omelette’ came to use during the mid-16th century. An omelette is eggs beaten into a pan but not stirred like scrambled eggs. Instead you let it sit in the pan until cooked. (You can also add toppings). Once it’s cooked you fold it into the plate. If you want a really nice breakfast that’s quality over quantity then a French omelette is the way to go. This is something I made for my mom for fun because we share a connection over making and enjoying food. I found the recipe for this omelette from a youtube video called 50 ways to cook an egg, and I wanted to try this because It looked very appealing.(Source)

This is korma. I chose this photo because it shows the beauty of Indian food, and the specific food I chose. Korma was invented in the 16th century India. The type of korma that is shown in the photo is Navratan korma. Navratan korma is a sauce made of paneer (Indian cheese) or in my case nuts. Mine was a delicious blend of cashews mixed in with vegetables such as peppers, peas, and corn. I love this dish because it goes really well on rice, and I love rice. Korma is more of a dip or topping. It’s a very healthy option if you want something sweet. I got this from a restaurant named King of Tandoor on Flatbush. I don’t eat from there that often but I have been doing it recently because of all the healthy options. Indian food is not the most celebrated cuisine because it’s not very well known around the world. But it’s actually in my opinion one of the best genres of food. And to make it, it actually takes a lot of work. Some people might think it’s low effort or low quality compared to, say the French omelette from before which is often highly regarded as very fancy food. But the truth is Indian food is amazing because it has grown over centuries and takes a lot of time and includes many layers, making it very unique and very special to taste. (Source)

This is miso ramen. I chose ramen because it is my favorite food. Ramen was made by the Japanese as an adaptation of Chinese wheat noodles. Some people think it was first eaten during the 1660s by the Chinese neo-Confucian scholar Zhu Shunsui. Most historians believe that that story is just a myth created by the Japanese to make the origin for ramen. The ramen that I ate had two big pieces of pork in chicken broth with scallions. If you want a hearty soupy pasta then this is the meal for you. Just keep in mind that this is spicy, so if you don’t like spicy food, then you should probably bring some milk. I got this ramen from my favorite restaurant, Moe’s. I really like this place because it brings together the best of different cuisines, which is kind of an example of New York and the American dream. They serve ramen but also french fries and more American cuisines as well. This restaurant is in the Prospect Lefferts area on Rogers ave. (Source)

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