Dashi, kombu, tamari- these are Sean Heller’s secret ingredients at Momofuku Noodle Bar! This week on The Main Course, Patrick Martins sits down with Sean, the Chef De Cuisine at Momofuku Noodle Bar, to talk soup. Hear Sean dish on his humble beginnings in Rhode Island kitchens at the age of thirteen. Hear how a few simple ingredients can create such a powerful flavor in ramen soups. Listen in to hear Sean talk about the importance of concepts in the kitchen, and how borrowing from different cuisines can lead to unique meals and tastes. How did traveling in Italy alter Sean’s outlook on cooking? Later, Patrick checks in with Larry Bokal of Cannonball Express. Tune in to hear Larry and Patrick discuss winter weather and how it affects the trucking industry. This episode has been brought to you by Whole Foods.
“Ramen is not just soup that comes out a package- there’s work that goes into it.” [6:25]
“I never thought I would be learning to make ramen. Now, four years later, I’m still learning.” [14:00]
“One of the most important ingredients that goes into food is love.” [17:40]
“America is a melting pot, and it was only a matter of time before that aspect made its way to the food.” [25:45]
— Sean Heller on The Main Course