FROM THE ARCHIVE: Ramen-ia rules in Japan. The Japanese can slurp ramen at more than 80,000 eateries and even make pilgrimages to wildly popular ramen museums. Ramen chefs compete on TV shows, and music groups pay homage with songs like “The Ramen Rap” and “I Wanna Eat Ramen”.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: This taste of luxe indulgence doesn’t come from Russia, where wild beluga sturgeon have gone the way of the Romanovs. It is Northern Divine caviar from sustainably farmed sturgeon, from Target Marine Hatcheries in Sechelt, British Columbia.