On the Noodle Road
- Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
- Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-05-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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The journey takes Lin-Liu into the private kitchens where the headscarves come off and women not only knead and simmer but also confess and confide. The thin rounds of dough stuffed with meat that are dumplings in Beijing evolve into manti in Turkey - their tiny size the measure of a bride’s worth - and end as tortellini in Italy. And as she stirs and samples, listening to the women talk about their lives and longings, Lin-Liu gains a new appreciation of her own marriage, learning to savor the sweetness of love freely chosen.
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By Dina on 09-19-13
Unique Journey On the Silk Road
If I could, I would give this book a 3.5. It was a unique premise - searching for the origin of the noodle along the silk road. And, I really got a sense of "place" as the author moved west in her travels. I did feel that the last two stops - Greece and Italy got less attention. And, the "personal journey" of the author could have been explored in a bit more depth. I enjoyed the travelogue more than the actual cooking experiences. AUDIBLE ALERT: The reader mispronounces the spice "cumin" throughout the book.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Tyler on 02-05-14
The book really isn't about noodles
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Someone interested in the plight of middle-eastern women
What could Jen Lin-Liu have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Focus on the food, rather than the women that cook it
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
0 of 2 people found this review helpful