ramen

If your idea of ramen is a 20 cent pack like the kind you hoarded in college, this is probably not the book for you. If, on the other hand, you’ve tasted life-changing ramen (it exists), we’d recommend spending the $18 to add this to your shelf. Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo’s Most Unlikely Noodle Joint is part cookbook and part narrative. It tells the story of Ivan Orkin, a Long Island-born chef who ended up opening one of the most-praised ramen shops in Tokyo. It will also be your guide to mastering a few ramen dishes of your own if you can’t travel overseas or to his New York Slurp Shop. Those instant packs will be a thing of the past.

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Whether you’re trying to refine your archery skills or just get a leg up on the competition when it comes to office warfare, the BB Sniper mini crossbow from Uncommon Carry will fit the bill. Handmade out of stainless steel and equipped with a self-loading chamber, the BB Sniper is designed to hurl projectiles like toothpicks or mini BBs with surprising accuracy at a range of about 30-50 feet. Make sure to schedule some time for target practice because this addictive little crossbow can do some damage. Have fun, but avoid the sensitive areas.