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81 Post author: Alicorn 16 August 2009 09:23PM

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Comment author: ChrisHibbert 18 August 2009 01:32:30AM 2 points [-]

California cuisine in particular can get expensive, and one of its hallmarks is the inventiveness of the chef in combining fresh ingredients into a new dish. So you're probably right that expensive French or expensive Italian is mostly traditional food, but there are other cuisines that aren't like that.

Comment author: kpreid 18 August 2009 02:30:34AM 0 points [-]

That's the type of exception I had in mind. Of course, “fresh” says something about the nature of the food too. (Unless you mean "novel" as opposed to "recently alive".)

Comment author: ChrisHibbert 18 August 2009 04:30:44PM 2 points [-]

The "fresh" in California cuisine is about "recently alive", though "novel" is often part of the experience as well.