Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Small Bites

- The Wall Street Journal takes a look at regional candy bars, which are now mostly a thing of the past.

- You may think you know ramen, the pre-packaged dried noodles in overly salty broth that got you through college, but fresh Japanese ramen is an entirely different thing. Matt Gross gets a ramen education in some of Tokyo's shops. For a good local option, try Ippudo.

- Give those greens an extra wash, even the prewashed kind. They are found to still have fecal contamination. That's your gross news for the week.

- How handy is the iPhone in the kitchen? Slate's Sara Dickerman tests it out.

- Anyone who has been to a Japanese food court, like the one at Mitsuwa market in Edgewater, NJ, will be familiar with fake food displays. In Japan, the fake food makers take great care to make sure it looks like the real thing.

- With recent concern over salt content in the food we eat, the City Critic finds out just how much salt is in some New York City dishes.

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