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The end-all-be-all guide to ramen featuring more than 40 recipes from Ivan Orkin, the iconoclastic New York-born owner of Tokyo's top ramen shop.
While scores of people line up outside American ramen powerhouses like Momofuku Noodle Bar, chefs and food writers in the know revere Ivan Orkin's traditional Japanese take on ramen. Ivan Ramen chronicles Orkin's journey from dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker to the chef and owner of one of Japan's most-loved ramen restaurants, Ivan Ramen. His passion for ramen is contagious, his story fascinating, and his recipes to-die-for, including the complete, detailed recipe for his signature Shio Ramen, master recipes for the fundamental types of ramen, and some of his most popular ramen variations. Likely the only chef in the world with the knowledge and access to convey such a candid look at Japanese cuisine to a Western audience, Orkin is perfectly positioned to author what will be the ultimate English-language overview on ramen and all of its components. Ivan Ramen will inspire you to forge your own path, give you insight into Japanese culture, and leave you with a deep appreciation for what goes into a seemingly simple bowl of noodles.
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About the Author
IVAN ORKIN is a native New Yorker. He spent a total of thirteen years in Japan, but now calls Dobbs Ferry, New York home. He lives there with his wife, Mari, and three sons, but returns to Tokyo frequently.
CHRIS YING is the editor-in-chief of Lucky Peach and the editor and designer of the highly acclaimed Mission Street Food cookbook. He lives in San Francisco, California.
NORIKO YAMAGUCHI is a Tokyo-based photographer specializing in food, travel, and still-life photography. Her work has appeared in Elle Japon and Bunshun, as well as in a variety of other Japanese publications.
DANIEL KRIEGER is a New York–based food and portrait photographer. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Time Out New York, and Food & Wine.
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Title: Ivan Ramen - Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint Author: Ivan Orkin & Chris Ying Published: 10-29-13 Publisher: Ten Speed Press Pages: 224 Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine Sub Genre: Cookbooks; Soups and Stews; Japanese ISBN: 9781607744467 ASIN: B00CNQ9SFW Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars . Ivan Orkin followed a dream and did something many though him crazy to try. He went to the very center of Ramen and opened a restaurant specializing in ramen. The locals came to see the upstart foreigner who dared to believe he could prepare their iconic dish. Soon they were won over and Orkin became a well known celebrity. Ivan Ramen tells of his journey from young New Yorker to the top chef and owner of Ivan Ramen, one of Japan's most loved ramen restaurants. It also carries over 5o recipes including various noodle and broth recipes. I can imagine the courage it took for Orkin to leave everything he knew and embarked on a new life in a country where many did not even speak his native tongue. Then to stand up and say I have plans to open a restaurant and compete for my place in this city and country steeped on the history and tradition of Ramen and show you what I can do. His story will touch you and you will have to admire his grit and determination. A fantastic read shares the behind the scenes look and the Japanese culture and people. My rating is a 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
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