Books The Noodle Narratives The Global Rise of an Industrial Food Into the Twenty-First Century by Frederick Errington, Deborah Gewertz and Tatsuro Fujikura Paperback, 212 pages, Univ of California Pr, List Price: $27.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Noodle NarrativesSubtitleThe Global Rise of an Industrial Food Into the Twenty-First CenturyAuthorFrederick Errington, Deborah Gewertz, et al Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Instant noodles are one of the most remarkable industrial foods ever invented; the co-authors explore the history, manufacturing, marketing and consumption of the popular convenience food. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Food & Wine Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Noodle Narratives A child eats instant noodles on a train at the Harbin Railway Station in northeast China. Wang Jianwei/Xinhua /Landov hide caption toggle caption Wang Jianwei/Xinhua /Landov The Salt Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger August 20, 2013 The supercheap and palatable noodles help low-wage workers around the world get by, anthropologists argue in a new book. And rather than lament the ascendance of this highly processed food, they argue we should try to make it more nutritious.