On the Noodle Road 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… On the Noodle Road 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… 2013-07-25 Memoir Riverhead Hardcover
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On The Noodle Road (2013)

NOT GLUTEN-FREE Author Jen Lin-Liu tackles the mysterious origins of the noodle in this entertaining entrée of a memoir.
NOT GLUTEN-FREE Author Jen Lin-Liu tackles the mysterious origins of the noodle in this entertaining entrée of a memoir.
EW's GRADE
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Details Release Date: Jul 25, 2013; Writer: Jen Lin-Liu; Genre: Memoir; Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover

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-

Originally posted Jul 24, 2013 Published in issue #1270 Order article reprints
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