If “cooking ramen” conjures memories of dunking plastic-y noodles into boiling water and flavoring it up with the mystery mixture contained within a foil packet, hey, you’re not alone. Let Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op help you step up your ramen game with their upcoming Ramen Workshop. Instructor Sawako Ama, born and raised in a Buddhist temple in southern Japan who also happens to be a dance artist, “will share the basic techniques and the best ingredients for perfect noodles and flavorful broth, and … discuss regional variations from Japan and how to customize your ramen,” according to the co-op’s website. Head over to Sacfood.coop/cookingschool and click “Class Calendar” to find a link to purchase tickets, which are $45 for co-op owners and $55 for the general public. The class will start at 6 p.m.—just in time for dinner!