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Sarah Gavigan - The Ramen Otaku at GR2

Ramen Otaku isn't what you might think. It's more than a gush fest about ramen. This is a cook book that unleashes the recipes on making ramen the right and real way. How many recipes are there which practically teaches Tampopo but with real detail? Sarah Gavigan, owner of Otaku Ramen in Nashville does it and lays it all out there. She mentions that it's the first time that it's been done (in English) and now those long days of prepping and doing it right is possible. Watch for more on Gavigan as she feeds Nashville via an izakaya. Also check out her schedule in LA, it includes a ramen take over in Silverlake. 

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Ramen Recall

Big no no for Nongshim, South Korea’s ramen giant. Their instant ramen produced in factories in China, and distributed through a massive – nearly global – network is under a recall for their products containing dangerous levels of benzopyrene, a carcinogen also found in coal tar and cigarettes. The benzopyrene is in the soup flavor packets included in bowl and packet ramen, maybe to give it that carbon-rific, smokey flavor… There’s a massive recall being called for all across Asia, but it’s moving very slowly. There are 6 products that have been identified as containing “dangerous” levels of benzopyrene, including some of the most popular products from the brand. The FDA in Manila are trying to clear shelves of the...

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