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The Invasive Species Sushi

When he noticed a foreign species of Asian shore crab in his favorite beach, Bun Lai of Miya’s restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut, did what any sustainability-minded seafood chef would do: he made the [...]

Discomfort Food: The Strange and Twisted History of Ramen Noodles

What comes to mind when you think of Ramen noodles? Dormitories, students, slurping sounds … and cannibalism? Welcome to the dark history of the world’s favorite comfort food. It all begins with two arch-enemy nations, Japan and China. Though their mutual hatred stretches back over the years, when these countries first made contact around 400 A.D., they [...]