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A Taste of New York: 2013′s 10 Best New Cookbooks

Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo’s Most Unlikely Noodle Joint
For readers that love the narrative elements of cookbooks, this tale is for you. In these 224 pages, Ivan Orkin tells the unlikely story of a guy from Long Island who finds success in the Tokyo ramen scene. This book is as much a guide to what Westerners can expect traveling (or living) in Japan as it is a cookbook. Readers can taste his ramen at his Gotham West Market shop, or attempt the (very) detailed recipe at home. Recipes for appetizers and desserts are included, as well, in this photo-filled ode to ramen. Available at St. Mark’s Bookshop, 31 Third Ave., stmarksbookshop.com

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