African. Italian. Jewish. All these cultures (and so, so many more) have left a lasting impact on the Latin world. From the animals we raise to the vegetables we grow to the music we create to the way we dance, the Latin culture is a fusion, a true melting pot. And that's never more evident than in the food.
To taste a Latin dish is really to get a taste of the whole world. Whether it's Asian or African influences, Italian, Japanese, or Peruvian, two cultures coming together only makes food better. In celebration, we're pooling together some of our favorite fusion dishes. While we're sure you'll recognize most of the dishes in this slideshow, their origins will be sure to surprise you.