Where did the noodle originate? It’s a question shrouded in enough mystery to inspire the next Dan Brown novel, but Beijing-based journalist Jen Lin-Liu takes a more personal, yet no less thrilling, approach to tracking down the answer in On the Noodle Road. Both the Chinese and the Italians lay claim to the noodle, so she sets out along the Silk Road, the historic trade route linking Asia and Europe. While carbo-loading in Tibet, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, and Iran, among many other stops, Lin-Liu serves up insights on these societies — with a focus on women’s roles — along with generous helpings of detail and humor. A-
NOT GLUTEN-FREE Author Jen Lin-Liu tackles the mysterious origins of the noodle in this entertaining entrée of a memoir.
Genre: Memoir; Author: Jen Lin-Liu; Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Posted July 26 2013 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Iggy Azalea cancels tour
- Marvel contest gives teen girls the chance to attend 'Ant-Man' premiere
- 'Ray Donovan' season 3: Watch the brooding trailer
- Kelly Rutherford: Judge blocks kids' return
- Colin Donnell joins 'Chicago Med' cast
- Fans of 'The Goonies' are ringing in the 30th anniversary of the film in a big way
- Action Bronson removed from main stage of NXNE in wake of petition
- Summer Music Preview 2015: 12 best festivals
- Summer Music Preview 2015: 12 biggest albums
- TV Season Finale Awards: YOUR 2015 winners are...
- Chris Pratt makes a splash: EW Summer Must List photos
- Bill Paxton reminisces about 15 key roles
- Cruel Intentions Reunion, Kim Kardashian, Soleil & Demi and More!