Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Ramen Noodles guy dies.

I was sitting in Atlanta Bread this morning and caught the CNN report that Momofuku Ando, the Japanese inventor of instant noodles has died. I know everyone has had Ramen Noodles. Whether it was in college or as a kid, digging in the pantry only to find that last package of Raman beef flavor. Yum.
The AP reports: "Born in Taiwan, Ando founded his company in 1948 from a humble family operation. Faced with food shortages in post-World War II Japan, Ando thought a quality, convenient noodle product would help feed the masses.
In 1958, his "Chicken Ramen" — the first instant noodle — was introduced after many trials. Following its success, the company added other products, such as the "Cup Noodle" in 1971."

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