The History of Ramen; Kimchi; School Lunch

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Ever wonder when instant ramen was invented? Peter Meehan gives us a history lesson on the popular noodles. Jonathan Gold introduces a new menu item: "The Raft." Kimchi isn't just a side dish or banchan. Lauryn Chun incorporates it into cooked dishes like grilled cheese and mussels in coconut milk. Zach Brooks recommends where to go on your next lunch break, and Sarah Wu discusses outing herself as the anonymous blogger behind Fed Up with Lunch and the truth about school lunch in America. Plus, Paul Blumenthal explains how vinegar can help diagnose cervical cancer.

Banner image: Momofuku ramen (pork belly, pork shoulder, poached egg). Photo by Noah Kalina