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Magic ramen : the story of Momofuku Ando

by Wang, Andrea,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 20 copies
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Summary
"An inspiring story of persistence and an ideal purchase for any collection." School Library Journal , STARRED review

"Eaters of all ages will enjoy learning about the history of this popular food gone global." Kirkus Reviews

"starry-eyed as it may sound, the goal of peace through food seems important - and possible - by the story's end." Publishers Weekly

Winner of the 2020 Sakura Medal
Inspiration struck when Momofuku Ando spotted the long lines for a simple bowl of ramen following World War II. Magic Ramen tells the true story behind the creation of one of the world's most popular foods.

Every day, Momofuku Ando would retire to his lab--a little shed in his backyard. For years, he'd dreamed about making a new kind of ramen noodle soup that was quick, convenient, and tasty for the hungry people he'd seen in line for a bowl on the black market following World War II. Peace follows from a full stomach, he believed.

Day after day, Ando experimented. Night after night, he failed. But Ando kept experimenting.

With persistence, creativity, and a little inspiration, Ando succeeded. This is the true story behind one of the world's most popular foods.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Momofuko Ando was distressed to see starving people struggling to find food in post-WWII Osaka. Wanting to find a quick, nutritious resource that was neither expensive nor labor-intensive, Ando became determined to create simple and delicious noodles. His first versions were not successful, as attempt after attempt turned out too crumbly, too sticky, or too lumpy. Resolute, Ando tried again. And again, and again ­continually experimenting, revising, refining, adding features, eliminating complications until he finally achieved a viable product that only needed to be stirred into hot water to create a filling meal. Ramen noodles became an instant sensation, and their popularity continues through today, as generations of college students can attest. This picture book has an appealing design, featuring manga-flavored illustrations and the occasional graphic-novel layout (and be sure to check out the endpapers). This offering goes down easily, whether used to promote diversity, encourage experimentation and perseverance, or spice up a food-themed storytime.--Kathleen McBroom Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Struck by the plight of civilians queuing miserably for food in postwar Japan, Taiwanese-born inventor Momofuku Ando has a revelation: "The world is peaceful only when everyone has enough to eat." He vows to create food so inexpensive and easy to prepare that everyone can buy it-the food we know today as instant ramen. Wang (The Nian Monster) outlines Ando's methodical search, including his failures: "The noodles were too crumbly. Or too sticky. Or too lumpy." He also has to work out how to infuse soup flavor into the noodles, and how to make noodles that can be softened by boiling water alone. Vivid artwork by debut artist Urbanowicz uses a clear line style to combine documentary seriousness with humor, drawing Ando eyeing a piece of his wife's tempura, wondering whether deep-frying the noodles will allow boiling water to penetrate them. (It does.) Persistence is at the heart of this success story as Ando presses on despite numerous setbacks. And, starry-eyed as it may sound, the goal of peace through food seems important-and possible-by the story's end. Ages 4-8. Illustrator's agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Andō, Momofuku, -- 1910-2007 -- Juvenile literature.
Andō, Momofuku, -- 1910-2007.
Ramen -- Japan -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Convenience foods -- Japan -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Japan -- History.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Urbanowicz, Kana, illustrator.
Audience Ages 4-8; K-to Grade 3.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781499807035
1499807031
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