Lucky Peach #13
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Lucky Peach #13, the “Feel the Joy” issue, arrives just in time for the holiday season. Like Dorie Greenspan, the high priestess of holiday (and round-the-year) baking, Team Lucky Peach are indiscriminate lovers of all holidays. This issue’s educational: there’s fiction from Anthony Bourdain, with real advice on how not to ruin a turkey dinner (hint: two turkeys), and a how-to guide to recreating Peter Meehan’s traditional Christmas Eve Feast of One Fishes (that’s lobster rolls). Our celebrations take us all around the world, from a halal butcher shop in New York’s East Village to Haiti, where Adam Gollner celebrates with Vodounistes. We learn from a mithai master at a sweets shop in London, celebrate Christmas in India, home of some of the world’s oldest Christian communities, and marvel at mountains of food in Indonesia, where celebrations are marked by gunangans, food mountains. We learn the science behind what happens when we overeat; plus plans for how to build your own gingerbread mansion and cocktail cures for what ails you.
This quarterly might have some serious foodie star power behind it, with Momofuku legend David Chang as a co-founder, but once you pick up a copy, it'll be the last thing on your mind. Each issue is dedicated to a certain theme, and the stories are so in-depth, vivid and well-written - and peppered with impactful, unexpected visuals - that by the time you're done devouring the magazine, you're guaranteed to be an expert on the topic ... be it ramen (like the first issue) or even Chinatown and its myriad of culinary offerings. Hails from: USA Frequency: Quarterly (4 issues a year)