Soba, those nutty, austere Japanese buckwheat noodles, were once considered dirty peasant food, and unfortunate nobles were forbidden from slurping them. Fast-forward about 400 years: The nobles have broken into the soba stash with a vengeance. At Matsugen, Jean-GeorgesVongerichten's new, high-end soba-noodle venture, you can get your soba garnished with yolk-orange... More >>>