Globalization has brought about a lot of change throughout the world, and you can see it every day. If you go and try to pick out a restaurant, there are a lot of country specific restaurants which specialize in their particular cultures food, such as Chinese restaurants, Thai, Indian, etc. The lectures mentioned how sushi came to America and Western Europe and became a craze due to various factors such as a growing desire to eat healthy, and people saw things from Japan as having a certain aesthetic that was pleasing to them. However, just because a food moves from one culture to another does not mean it will be the exact same. Sushi is made slightly different in America from traditional sushi that you would find in Japan, Indian food in America is less spicy than it actually is in India. This is done to accommodate to the culture where the practice is moving to. In America, you cannot have a professional baseball game end in a tie, however in Japan, you can end in a tie (at least you used to be, I am not sure if you are still able to). This is another example of something moving cultures but being changed to accommodate a different culture. In America we do not have tie games (except in soccer), it is a foreign concept to us to tie in baseball but it is normal to have tie games in Japan, so they allowed it. I think that food and sport are some of the easiest things that can move across borders to other cultures. Baseball and basketball are now played all across the world, both are even Olympic sports. Food can be made anywhere and while it might be slightly different, it can be made and prepared in any country regardless of what country you are in.