The dynamic movement of peoples across borders has affected how people eat and what they eat. America is referred to as a “melting pot,” with people having emigrated here from virtually every place on earth over the last couple of centuries. They brought with them new recipes, new food preparation methods, new ingredients, and new flavors, all of which played to the immigrants’ own cultural identity. Over time, many of these “exotic” or “unusual” foods and ingredients became widely popular, shar…

Side dishes served at a Korean BBQ dinner include various vegetables as well as kimchi (front), which is a dish of fermented vegetables (in this case cabbage) and seasonings.

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