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— by James Norton: Some of our favorite foods are syncretic—think chicken tikka masala, the Door County fish boil, tacos al pastor, or even banh mi pizza. By slamming together two or more cultures, you can come out with something equal to or greater than the sum of its parts. One of the most underrated gems of this genre is the humble Spam musubi, a fusion of old-school Japanese street food and the good ol’ American industrial food complex…

Image: Spam Musubi at United Noodle in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, courtesy of TJ Turner

July 11, 2019