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.Title: That Noodle Life: Soulful, Savory, Spicy, Slurpy
Author: Mike Le, Stephanie Le
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Genres: Cookbook, Lifestyle
Publication Date: April 12, 2002
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?
❃ 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.
24 thoughts on “Review: That Noodle Life by Mike Le”
This cookbook sounds like so much fun. I love pasta so it sounds perfect for me.
There are so many great pasta recipes!
I definitely want to incorporate noodles in my eating! I barely eat it, but for rainy days, it’s just so perfect.
Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
It is such a comfort food!
I can get behind a noodle cookbook. The poems seem weird, though. I would probably have to read it though.
It was different, but fits with this book, for sure!
I LOVE this! A cookbook for just noodles?! This is fantastic! I love noodles– I mean, who doesn’t? 🙂 And I think I’d enjoy the whimsical aspects of this… It makes it more fun to read than a regular cookbook.
It is a lot of fun to read and has definitely more to offer than just recipes!
That would be a hit with my kids both fans of noodle!
Food of choice at my house!
Oooh this would be a huge hit in my home!
If I could eat noodles every day, I would!
That Noodle Life sounds like a fun cookbook for me to try out! Thanks for sharing your review and have a terrific day!
I would love this book it sounds really good/
sounds like fun
I would really like this cookbook. That you for your review.
The cookbook sounds great. I like the cover!
Looking good nice book
The Noodle Life cookbook sounds fantastic. Thanks!
This looks like a book that I need to read!
Is there anything I like more than a noodle dish? Heck no!
oh my goodness this sounds too wonderful. thanks for sharing.