It’s impossible for any cook, any chef, to visit Japan, be exposed to the positively fetishistic appreciation of ingredients, the perfectionist approach to technique, the mind boggling sheer volume of variety of good stuff to eat without being changed forever.
You leave Japan a better cook or, you give up cooking all together.
Japan tends to focus the mind in wonderful, new ways.”
— Anthony Bourdain
Thank you Chef, for the constant praise of my country, nation, culture, people.