The word "cuisine" comes from the French language, where it means both "kitchen" and "cooking." In America it has come to mean "style of cooking," and is generally applied to the food prepared by various cultures such as the Italians, who work wonders with pasta, the Chinese who can invent the most tasty dishes from almost any ingredient, as well as the distinctive style of the French chefs, with their savory sauces. These can certainly be found in The Bronx, yet Bronx cuisine is not so easily categorized because it cannot be defined by the stereotypical fare associated with any particular cultural group. It surely is not just a hot dog at Yankee Stadium, however great that might taste. No, those are all narrow definitions. Bronx cuisine is all of that, and more!
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