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Lucky Peach blossomed in 2011, offering from its very first issue a jazzy, irreverent, sharply intelligent take on the contemporary food scene. Fittingly for a magazine published under the auspices of Momofuku’s David Chang, issue #1 focused on ramen, with instant ramen taste tests conducted by Ruth Reichl, a homemade ramen noodle recipe, and a profile of Ivan Orkin. But there are wild diversions: a transcript of an alcohol-fueled discussion between Chang, Anthony Bourdain, and Wylie Dufresne about mediocrity in American kitchens; a hand-written egg recipe by Spanish master chef Juan-Mari Arzak;a debunking of MSG-syndrome by Harold McGee.
After swinging for the fences with issue #1 (and earning a tour of the bases), the Lucky Peach team had created a very high set of expectations, which they promptly met in Issue #2. Perhaps best remembered now for a sheet of custom, sassy stickers that might have been created by Lynda Barry if she had been imprisoned in a feverishly hot fruit warehouse, the issue also includes a tribute to Ferran Adria, with recipes, written by David Chang; a demystification of Japanese knife making; a tribute to a remarkable variety of apricots (which might seem treasonous in a magazine called Lucky Peach), and a Harold McGee column exploring differences in human taste perception.
Paperback. Color photographs and illustrations throughout. Although unused, these copies show minimal shelfwear. Sticker sets in Issue #2 are complete!