Made (Better) in Japan ( Forked, Alan Richman, GQ, March 2008)
Also a Newsweek International Special report, The New Food Capital Of The World.
This article mentions the fascination with food on TV in Japan, and the 2007 edition of the Michelin Guide, which “gave a total of 191 stars to Tokyo, leaving Paris a distant second with 97 and New York third with 54”.
Now I understand why there’s often a line outside the local 6-seat ramen counter. [ 2008 Michelin Guide (Japanese) ]