Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The first indication that this magazine was going to be a big hit was the starkly plucked dead chicken on the front cover. The second was the blunt but honest caption on the first page next to a picture of takeout chopsticks: "Would you fucking learn how to do this already?". The third? Every 174 pages of delicious knowledge and subsequent surge of edible enlightenment. Momofuku's David Chang has succeeded indeed in his first issue of the quarterly publication, Lucky Peach. This first issue stars authentic Japanese ramen soup, and Chang travelled all the way to Japan to find the real deal. After lapping up every page, you'll probably know more about ramen than people who actually know how to use chopsticks. Available at Toronto's Type Books. The Fall issue is coming out soon - get it while it's hot!