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Soba: More Than Just Noodles, It's A Cultural Heritage ... And An Art Form

NPR | Jan. 21, 2014 8:08 a.m.

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Alexandra Woodruff

The United Nations has named traditional Japanese cuisine — known as Washoku — an intangible cultural heritage. One of the oldest foods of Washoku is the soba noodle. But what most Americans call soba is a pale comparison to the actual cuisine. One woman in Southern California is trying to keep the true traditional noodle alive in America.

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