From Syosset To Tokyo

Meet noodle impressario Ivan Ramen, born Orkin in Syosset.

12/17/2013 - 19:00
Web Editor

Ivan Orkin’s ramen is acclaimed by even the biggest noodle nerds, but what we’re more interested in his backstory. How did a Jewish kid from Syosset become Ivan Ramen, as he’s known?

Ivan Orkin/Ramen recently opened a new noodle shop, and published a memoir. Daniel Krieger

This Holiday, You Won't Miss Noodles

Make your own gnocchi: potato-based dumplings are perfect for Passover.
03/21/2013 - 20:00
Online Jewish Week Columnist

Pesach is just around the corner, so quickly finish up your bread, pasta and cakes! There's still plenty to eat over the holiday, but sometimes its hard to find quick dinners when you can't have spaghetti or sandwiches. In comes gnocchi! The pasta is based on potatoes, so its perfect for Pesach, and it can also be a fun activity - especially the shaping - for kids during Chol Hamoed, or the intermediate days.

Make, don't buy, your own gnocchi. Amy Spiro
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