For the Love of Ramen

Are you noodle obsessed? Then you will want to check out this upcoming event from the Asian Culinary Forum, ~FOR THE LOVE OF RAMEN~. There will bea panel of noodle experts who will explore how a dish born of extreme need after World War II was transformed into a meal of luxury, endless regional specialties, and then, finally, an iconic convenience food.

The humble wheat noodles, originally from China, were radically re-invented by Momofuku Ando. Affectionately known in Japan as Noodle Papa, Ando developed new technology to make instant ramen noodles, all the while believing that: "Peace will come to the world when people have enough to eat."

Come join the conversation with:

Eric Nakamura, publisher and co-editor, Giant Robot magazine

Andy Raskin, author, The Ramen King and I

George Solt, assistant professor, Department of History, New York University

Thy Tran (moderator), director, Asian Culinary Forum

Delica rf-1 will provide Japanese nibbles and drinks, and Book Passage will be onsite to sell copies of The Ramen King and I.

For the Love of Ramen
Wed. June 24th, 2009

San Francisco Ferry Building
Second Floor
San Francisco, CA


$15 (full-time students with I.D.)

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