Right Now: Soba Noodles

The soba noodle. It’s every gluten-free and macrobiotic dieters’ favorite. Why? Because it’s infinity versatile, packed with nutrients and contains no wheat. Soba noodles, which bear a visual resemblance to the Chinese-style wheat noodle that is ramen, are quick-cooking Japanese noodles made from buckwheat flour. Surprisingly, buckwheat is not related to wheat; Buckwheat is a grain-like seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel (a leafy herb). Soba is a traditional Japanese New Year’s Eve dish, and is an excellent cold-weather option when served in a warm soup. If you’re in…