An outsider perspective on Japanese home cooking

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Gaijin Duck Soba, excerpted from The Gaijin Cookbook: Japanese Recipes from a Chef, Father, Eater, and Lifelong Outsider© 2019 by Ivan Orkin and Chris Yang. Photography © 2019 by Aubrie Pick. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved

Ivan Orkin is the chef and restaurateur behind Ivan Ramen in New York. He’s a rarity in the highly competitive world of ramen chefs: for one, he’s Jewish, and he hails from Long Island. Together with Chris Ying, he’s written a book about Japanese home cooking from an outsider’s point of view, The Gaijin Cookbook.”

The front cover of "The Gaijin Cookbook: Japanese Recipes from a Chef, Father, Eater, and Lifelong Outsider " by Ivan Orkin. Photo credit: Aubrie Pick. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved

Ivan Orkin, excerpted from The Gaijin Cookbook: Japanese Recipes from a Chef, Father, Eater, and Lifelong Outsider© 2019 by Ivan Orkin and Chris Yang. Photography © 2019 by Aubrie Pick. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved
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Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Nick Liao, Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia