New fusion cuisine flourishes in Baja California - Article Photos 1/4

In this Sept. 27, 2012 photo, Chef Javier Plascencia cooks in the kitchen at Mission 19 restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico. Plascencia is part of a group of chefs working to create a unique cuisine largely based on fresh seafood caught in the seas flanking Baja and the produce from its fertile valley. The new culinary craze, known as Baja Med, is a fusion of Mexican food with influences from the Mediterranean and Asia. (AP Photo/Alex Cossio)