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Japan Has Delicious Plan to Get Seniors Out of Their Cars

And it involves cheap noodles

(Newser) - Japan is trying to reduce the number of car accidents involving elderly drivers by offering seniors the only thing they love more than their independence: discounted meals. The Guardian reports that starting this month elderly drivers in Aichi prefecture can hand their driver's licenses over to police, receive a... More »

In America's Prisons, Ramen More Precious Than Cigarettes

Study: And that says a lot about how awful the food has become

(Newser) - So long, tobacco: There's a new most-prized currency in America's prisons, at least according to a University of Arizona PhD candidate in sociology: ramen. Michael Gibson-Light's new study is the culmination of a year's worth of interviews with about 60 inmates at an unnamed "male... More »

New Heart Disease Culprit: Ramen?

Study examines South Korea's intake—the highest in the world

(Newser) - Think of this the next time you slurp a cheap cup of hot ramen noodles: It could be linked to heart disease, especially if you're a woman, the AP reports. A new American study of South Korea's ramen consumption examined the diets of 10,700 people aged 19... More »

The Charitable Beginnings of Ramen

How ramen's creator Momofuku Ando made it big with an act of goodwill

(Newser) - Normally when someone invents a revolutionary product that goes on to earn $3 billion annually, it’s for financial gain, fame, and success—not necessarily to feed a poor, hungry nation. That’s where Momofuku Ando, the creator of instant ramen, was different: Walking through his war-torn hometown of Osaka... More »

What to Expect on '09 Menus

Beer, BBQ and ramen will tempt your palate next year

(Newser) - Industry publication Flavor & The Menu predicts that casual, comfort flavor cues will drive restaurant trends in 2009; via MarketWatch, what your palate can look forward to:
  • Top culinary trend: Craft beers paired with sophisticated pub food.
  • Top concept trend: Urban barbecue, with more interesting preparations and sides.
  • Top comeback
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