Mediavore: The Ramen King Speaks

• San Francisco’s “Ramen King” sees Japanese instant noodles as a path to spiritual enlightenment as well as lunch. His new book is as much a salvation memoir as a Momofuku Ando biography. [SF Chronicle]

• Dear as they may be to foodies and environmentalists, organic farms have a dark side in their often oppressive labor practices. [Alter Net]

• San Francisco’s new law banning loitering in front of nightclubs passed without much resistance, but cops don’t really know how they’ll enforce it. [SF Weekly]

• In case cocktail week classes weren’t enough, several companies, including Pernod, are offering courses to teach bartenders how to become “master mixologists.” [WSJ

• Stephen Colbert dines and dashes on $1,000 dinners. And so can you! [EMD]


Mediavore: The Ramen King Speaks