Wandering Kinokuniya bookstore in theory shopping for others (tis the season) I discovered ‘Lucky Peach’ a quarterly food and writing publication. Attractively matte, this could be pretentious second issue is a McSweeney’s collaboration with chef David Chang (yes of Momofuko fame), writer Peter Meehan and the production company responsible for ‘Anthony Bourdain:No Reservations’. I know this now thanks to Google the verb.
My reaction has been one of infatuation. Based on the $58.00 asking price for copies of Issue #1 listed on Amazon I’m not alone. A subscription costs $28.00 and yes, I’m going to. Quirky, arty, high and low food culture, food photography, recipes, commentary, and travel all with a hearty helping of humor makes for a good read, one to keep out of the recycling for the time being. My of the moment favorite portion of the current issue is a page of artist designed ‘fruit stickers’ just waiting to be used. I both want to hoard and share them. Easing into the sharing thing with a visual or two, keeping the sticker for the time being.
For more about ‘Lucky Peach’ here’s a link to an article from The Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/06/2011s-best-new-food-magazine-david-changs-lucky-peach/240804/