By popular demand, Lucky Peach #9 is the second Cooks & Chefs issue--aka Cooks & Chefs 2.0: once more, with feeling.
Francis Lam pays a visit to the lauded but elusive Alex Lee; Peter Meehan talks life (and how it happens to a cook) with legendary pastry chef Claudia Fleming. Daniel Boulud and Michael Anthony school us in the art of omelet-making. Pulitzer-Prize-winning writer Jonathan Gold and funny-as-hell artist Lisa Hanawalt hop on board as new columnists. And inimitable comic artist Daniel Clowes provides a special, very cute logotype.
And there’s a magazine inside the magazine, like a Russian nesting doll: with content culled from René Redzepi’s annual MAD food conference, which Lucky Peach had the honor of co-curating.
Here is a sampling of this issue's contents:
- Conversations with Chefs: Eavesdropping on chefs around the globe.
ILLUSTRATED BY SOPHIA FOSTER-DIMINO
- Over Easy: How many eggs must a man cook well before you call him a cook?
RECIPES COMPILED BY GENEVIEVE KO
- The Imaginary Dinner: Sometimes the most meaningful meals are the ones that never happen.
BY DANIEL PATTERSON
All the World’s a Stage?: The Unpaid Labor Party.
BY MARK WILSON
The Specialists: Doing it and doing it and doing it well.
BY CHRIS YING, TIENLON HO, AND CHRIS SCHONBERGER
The Heart of the Home Needs a Transplant: Nobody needs androids or hoverboards, just a kitchen that doesn’t break down.?
BY LAURIE WOOLEVER
Honest Trifles?to Betray in Deepest Confidence: ?A tragicomic clash of heads over the merits of various conventional methods?.
BY PETER MEEHAN
Life, and How It Happens to a Cook:? A pastry luminary reflects and looks to the challenges ahead.
BY PETER MEEHAN
A Day on Long Island with Alex Lee?A legendary chef decamps to the country, while his legend grows in the city.?
BY FRANCIS LAM
Something Better, Something Different: Manresa? More ?like Womanresa.?
BY CHRISTINE MUHLKE
Amish Paradise: Ibold walks through the valley of the shadow of fresh.
BY MARK IBOLD
Entropy: You know what the fox in that Lars Von Trier movie says: chaos reigns.?
BY AMY ROWAT
On The Trail With Wylie: Tagging along with the mad scientist himself
BY LISA HANAWALT
Herring in Fur: Sampling Snowden’s repast
BY JONATHAN GOLD
Lucky Peach is a journal of food writing, published on a quarterly basis by McSweeney's. It is a creation of David Chang, the James Beard Award-winning chef behind the Momofuku restaurants in New York, Momofuku cookbook cowriter Peter Meehan, and Zero Point Zero Production--producers of the Travel Channel's Emmy Award-winning Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. The result of this collaboration is a melange of travelogue, essays, art, photography, and rants in a full-color, meticulously designed format.