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Review: 'On the Noodle Road' by Jen Lin-Liu
For me, the best travel writing always comes with a generous portion of food writing whipped into the narrative. It hardly seems possible to convey the soul of a culture without describing what its people eat each day. Chinese-American author Jen Lin-Liu seems to agree. Five years after her “Serve the People: A Stir Fried Journey Through China,” in which she chronicled her path from freelance journalist to cooking school owner in China, Lin-Liu is back with "On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta." This is an even more ambitious adventure.
By Monica Eng
July 19, 2013