What makes me start to laugh my way to well-toned abs, then want to eat so much Japanese food I'll never see my waist again? This hilarious new book by Andy Raskin. The subtitle is "How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life," and the focus of the books is Andy Raskin's attempt to meet with Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant ramen noodles and founder of Nissin Foods. Why? It's all very complicated, but it involves overcoming addiction, getting blacklisted at a favorite sushi restaurant, discovering Japanese food comics, and lots and lots of Japanese cuisine (from the high to low). It's highly entertaining, quite educational, and unlike any book I've ever read.
Join us for an event as unique and delightful as this author and book. Yes, my friends, I challenge you to a RAMEN TASTING at Queen Anne Books! We'll sample some of Nissin's flavors and brands, and maybe some closer to the Ramen street food if I can get it. We'll have the noodles before the reading (approximately 6:15- 6:45) to try to minimize book/noodle interaction. Limit your sodium intake in preparation, bring your own chopsticks if you want, and get ready for a rollicking, ramen-good time. (booksense)