Chefs and Restaurants

I Call My Food Personal, Not Fusion

Preeti Mistry

“I hate the ‘F’ word,” says Samantha Fore. “I think it diminishes the value of what we do as chefs.” Fore is the chef/owner of Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites, a pop-up in Lexington, Ky., where she was born after her parents immigrated to America from Sri Lanka in the early 1970s. She’s asked about fusion a lot. “If I’m making an okra dish I grew up with, the fact...