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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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