This week on The Morning After, hosts Sari Kamin and Jessie Kiefer kick off a brand new show with some zany food news that includes a discriminating ‘breast-arant’ plus arsenic found in cheap wines like the beloved Three Buck Chuck! After the break, Ivan Orkin of Ivan Ramen is in studio talking about how a self described “Jewish Kid from Long Island” became a “Japanophile” and through a series of trials and tribulations, found his way to opening the successful Ivan Ramen restaurants both in Japan and in the United States. Taking the hosts through not only the history of ramen but the evolution of ramen’s popularity in the states, Ivan shares how he decided to break into the mysterious world of ramen on his own. In the later half of the show, Ivan explains his personal views on cooking, ramen trends, and if New York has reached maximum ramen saturation! Tune in for much more and to see how Ivan does on The Morning After Quiz! This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.

“I’m a Japanophile turned chef… I don’t think of myself as Japanese, I just think I belong there when I’m there.” [20:55]

“I feel that ramen is a massively elevated food stuff!” [38:35]

“The best bowls of ramen: they slurp well!” [41:25]

Ivan Orkin on The Morning After