Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Food For Thought: Noodles

This is what I’m craving right now: Sesame noodles, cold, dressed with a slightly spicy/nutty sauce, sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Why is it that I crave noodles above all other things?

And speaking of noodles, I just got my copy of the new food journal Lucky Peach—co-created by David Chang of Momofuku and the literary brains at McSweeney’s and some other people—and the theme of their debut issue is ramen. Oh how I love ramen too…

So far I’m liking this journal/’zine/mag’— but as one reviewer has already pointed out, it “goes bro” pretty quickly, with Anthony Bourdain and Chang getting drunk and honest with one another, and the type of food journalism where you follow some dude down a dirty alley as he searches for a hardcore eating experience. Yeah, I’d like a little less man-ego and a few more chicks (not the kind that go in the pot). But in the end I’m happy anytime a new food publication comes out, especially one that dares to be different and doesn’t have a photo of Guy Fieri on the cover.

Love the frantic illustrated coverlines on this cover though, and that Harold McGee is a contributor, and Ruth Reichl tests instant-ramen (how much did you eat in college?), and the recipe from restaurant owner Rich Torrisi (who is responsible for one of the best turkey sandwiches I’ve ever eaten and would happily eat everyday and forever if I could).

OK–now I need to get lunch.

2 Responses to Food For Thought: Noodles

  1. Tried buying a copy of the first issue the other day. All sold out. Like can’t-get-it-anywhere-in-the-country-or-even-online sold out. Maybe you can pass yours along when you’re done? :-) My subscription’s gonna start with the 2nd issue. I’m excited. Man-ego and all.

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