Bon Appetit: I Miss Restaurants, So I Opened My Own…for a Chipmunk

Bon Appetit: I Miss Restaurants, So I Opened My Own…for a Chipmunk. “The aromatic broth of vegetable scraps, mushrooms, and scallions simmers on the stove. I place a twirl of noodles into a bamboo bowl, ladle in the steaming broth, add chopped shiitakes and bamboo shoots, then tweezer on a few sesame seeds for flavor and garnish. There is a diner already seated at my new ramen-ya, awaiting the artful balance I hope to have achieved. He sniffs, sips, and in one giant slurp, it’s gone—bowl and all. Sometimes this happens with chipmunks. Did I mention my food is tiny and my ‘restaurant’ is on the front steps of my porch?”

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