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‘Artisanal’ Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking

‘Artisanal’ Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bake them, grill them, even smother them in chocolate. College students and food writers who count instant ramen noodles as a staple are devising all sorts of ways to make them healthier and tastier.

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Soba: More Than Just Noodles, It’s A Cultural Heritage … And Art Form

Soba: More Than Just Noodles, It’s A Cultural Heritage … And Art Form

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The United Nations has named traditional Japanese cuisine — known as Washoku — an intangible cultural heritage. One of the oldest foods of Washoku is the soba noodle. But what most Americans call soba is a pale comparison to the actual cuisine. One woman in Southern California is trying to keep the true traditional noodle alive in America.

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From Ramen To Rotini: Following The Noodles Of The Silk Road

From Ramen To Rotini: Following The Noodles Of The Silk Road

| July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Is it possible that pasta originated in China and traveled west to Italy? Author Jen Lin-Liu travels the historic Silk Road from Beijing to Rome, tracing the evolution of pasta and sampling the offerings along the way.

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Martin Yan: M.Y. China, Vietnam Travels and Chinese New Year

Martin Yan: M.Y. China, Vietnam Travels and Chinese New Year

| January 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Mary Ladd interviews Bay Area resident and Master Chef Martin Yan, who has opened a new Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. Yan dishes about his new TV show, the Year of the Snake, and where he likes to eat locally.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Gluten-Free Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

| June 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

Macaroni and cheese is all the rage right now and everyone should have a chance to get in on reliving this childhood classic. Here’s a creamy, velvety recipe that’s vegan, gluten-free, and just as delicious as the dairy variety.

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Ramen Roundup

Ramen Roundup

| June 6, 2011 | 10 Comments

Elaine Wu visits a few Bay Area spots where you can find three distinctly different versions of authentic Japanese soup noodles, and finds out why ramen is Japan’s favorite comfort food.

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Vegan Ramen for a Rainy Day

Vegan Ramen for a Rainy Day

| February 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

A favorite soup for everyone is ramen. Yummy broth, chewy noodles, and a medley of toppings. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Unfortunately traditional ramen is not vegan; the broth contains fish (bonito), pork, and sometimes chicken, and the noodles contain eggs. So the option of going to a Japanese restaurant is out. But no need to fret! You can make easy and delicious vegan ramen at home with just a few tweaks.

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Beef Stroganoff, Bolsheviks and The Grand Duchess Anastasia

Beef Stroganoff, Bolsheviks and The Grand Duchess Anastasia

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

I’ve always loved beef stroganoff. When I was a kid, my mom would make large pots of the stuff and I would happily eat leftovers for days. As an Italian kid, it was exciting to eat a dish whose name ended with an “f” instead of an “i.” Stroganoff! Plus there was my mad obsession wondering what happened to the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia. I was convinced, in a way that only young girls can be, that she had eluded execution and was living an undercover life somewhere. Taking small bites of beef mixed with egg noodles and sour cream, I would day dream about the life I imagined she had after escaping the terrible fate of her Tsar father and family, murdered by Bolsheviks.

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Coffee Bar Event: What’s Hapa’nin’ Now

Coffee Bar Event: What’s Hapa’nin’ Now

| May 11, 2010 | 5 Comments

When you arrive at a pop-up restaurant 35 minutes before service is supposed to begin, and there’s already a crowd milling around the outdoor patio, and a cheery host tells you to expect an hour-long wait — you imagine that the meal is the draw. When the food doesn’t measure up to your expectations — admittedly pretty high under the circumstances — you wonder if the kitchen isn’t playing catch-up to marketing — the sort of fashionable frenzy only a well-oiled social networking machine can generate.

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