I could understand that some people worship cuisine authenticity, but when a dish being authentic means the recipe remains in its certain age of time without any attempt to let improvements available to take place, I doubt the value of the glorious term "authentic".
As cooking makes us human, the extended meaning is more than letting the meat meets fire to kill germs to benefit our survival. It means we take steps forward in arranging ingredients and designing cooking methods as science provides us with nutrition knowledge day by day, so that we human beings are stronger among spices. We are healthier, we live longer, we are more intelligent.
That's why I'm thinking we should reconsider the value of cuisine authenticity. It should go beyond the pleasure of our taste buds, but to go on a higher level in making us feel well, more energetic, and improve our body in the long run. If our food is to sacracfice us, deteriorate our life, mind and will, our wisdom as human being is just non-sense.
So we should unchain ourselves from going absolutely authentic in gourmet we eat and cook, and on the other hand allowing creativity in recipes however make sense!
Like I always bear in mind, cooking has no rigid rules, and we can always use one film title of Woody Allen in the kitchen - "Whatever Works."