The world is becoming flat. With modern trade and transfer, we are increasingly borrowing, buying, and taking from cultures that are far away. This is easy to observe when it comes to food, and not just in restaurants: Here in the CSA box we have gotten some Korean produce: Daikon and Napa cabbage!
It's so easy for me to ooh and aah over the ingredients in the box; I like to pick one and focus in on it, maximizing it or doing something to really show off the greatness of a particular piece. Sometimes a whole meal that sits well together is better though—especially when it falls together quickly.