Review: That Noodle Life by Mike Le

Review: That Noodle Life by Mike Le

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That Noodle Life by Mike Le is a cookbook that is chock full of every kind of noodle recipe that you can imagine. This recipe book gives fans of noodles lots of options as it takes us on a culinary adventure through many different takes on this delicious staple. If you love noodles and are looking for some inspiring ways to cook them, this is a book that you won’t want to miss.

Review: That Noodle Life by Mike LeTitle: That Noodle Life: Soulful, Savory, Spicy, Slurpy
Author: Mike Le, Stephanie Le
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Genres: Cookbook, Lifestyle
Publication Date: April 12, 2002
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Oh, noodles! You’re so much fun. You’re so beloved! All your magical shapes, flavours, and textures. But no one obsesses over you quite like Mike Le and Stephanie Le, the husband-and-wife team who are superstars in the food blog world.

Their humbly named iamafoodblog boasts 186,000 followers on Instagram and receives 500,000 page views each month—and in it they profess their undying love for noodles in the most delicious, clever, and visually striking ways.

That Noodle Life is their 75-recipe celebration of the myriad pleasures of noodles. And let’s just say it goes way beyond spaghetti and ramen. Inspired by the noodle- and macaroni-crazed cuisines of Asia, Italy, and the global melting pot, they dish up the high-impact, soulful, slurpable flavour with minimal fuss. Gorgeous full-colour photographs of every dish enhance the lively and sophisticated spreads.

Dig into comfort noodles: Really Savory Sunday Sauce with Tagliatelle and French Onion Mac and Cheese. Quick weeknight noodles: Flash-Fried Ribeye with Crispy Chow Mein and Stay in Tonight Sesame Chili Oil Noodles—faster than takeout and far better. Sexy Date Night Noodles: Double Lobster Chitarra, Miso Clam Linguine, Bone Marrow and Beef Brisket Pho. And how to upgrade instant noodles to make them shine, recipes for making noodles from scratch, notes on essential ingredients, and noodle etiquette, including how to use a ramen vending machine in Japan. Plus, who wouldn’t want to participate in the Lasagna Bracket Competition?

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: That Noodle Life by Mike Le

What is really fantastic about this cookbook is the layout. The recipes are broken down into sections based  on the mood that each type of noodle gives. Honestly, this is so unique, and the way the instructions are set out gives the reader a chance to be creative as well. While the book is not meant for novice chefs, the recipes are easy to follow and there are lots of suggestions for cooking and equipment.

❀ A Whimsical Book

There are so many photographs and cute little poems that the authors have created to accompany the different noodles. It is also a whimsical book that will definitely spark some interesting creations in the kitchen. There is something in this book for everyone who enjoys a noodle, and it will be hard to choose just one of these recipes.

❀ Contents: That Noodle Life by Mike Le

  • Cozy Noods for Crazy Moods
  • Low Stress to Decompress
  • Please Send Noods
  • Noodle Fun for Everyone
  • Soup-er Noodles to the Rescue
  • The Ultimate Noodle
  • Living Your Best Noodle Life

❀ Makes a Perfect Gift

That Noodle Life by Mike Le is a cookbook to try if you are a noodle fan and are looking for some different and unique options for cooking up an old favourite. It is a fun and different kind of book that will add some excitement to your day. This would make a perfect gift for a noodle fan on your list as well.

About Mike Le

Mike le

Stephanie and Mike Le are the creators of the two-time Saveur-award-winning i am a food blog, which currently boasts 500,000 page views each month and 22 million page views since its inception in 2012. The writer-photographer team have 160,000 Instagram followers, contribute regularly to Conde Nast Traveler, Refinery29, Food52, and Shape, among others, and have been covered by PBS, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Serious Eats, The Kitchn, Brit + Co, Eater, Buzzfeed, and more. They live in Vancouver, BC.


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