natasha nakamura's diary
There has been an explosion of Japanese restaurants in New York and in Paris--over 200 in Paris, Naoko tells me. But they are just the fashion of the moment. Nobody seriously apprentices themselves to a Japanese restaurant in New York and the NY markets support Japanese restaurants only as an afterthought. I guess that I'd have to admit that one of the reasons I've moved back to Tokyo is the authenticity of the food.