After a painfully long hiatus, Mike and Tom Eat Snacks are back for the third week in a row. That’s Michael Ian Black (a.k.a. Magic) and Tom Cavanagh, the men who won America’s heart during the days of Stella, Ed, and I Love the ’80s. They banter, they make astute observations about everyone’s and no one’s favorite snacks, and they exude Respect for Women.
Some of their best moments have been spent with sender-of-snacks Matty Ice and deliberating over the cake-to-icing ratio on cupcakes. I particularly loved a recent episode dedicated to my favorite childhood snack, a snack I ate stacks and stacks of during long car rides through the English countryside, just like Tom. Listen to the episode to find out what the hell I’m talking about!
September 23, 2014 | 23 notes
Today’s Google Doodle is another Lucky Peach contributor! This time, it’s Eleanor Davis, who most recently (as one half of the illustration supergroup Never Ever Even) illustrated Justin Taylor’s short story “The Happy Valley” in our Street Food Issue. Head on over to check out the whole animation, and read more about the doodle here.
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The “Go to Work on an Egg” campaign and the copywriting career of novelist Fay Weldon, who’s eighty-three today.
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If you’ve been having that looking-in-the-near-empty-fridge-over-and-over-hoping-something-to-eat-will-appear feeling about food writing on the internet then today is going to be like the time when you didn’t know your roommate/wife/mom went shopping and BOOM SURPRISE there’s chocolate milk in the fridge & Thin Mints in the freezer & whatever other garbage you like to eat in there & no one’s around to judge you for gorging!
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All the food is humans!
Perfume Genius’ Mike Hadreas gets glammed up in typical Perfume Genius-music video fashion, only to end up as the bloody centerpiece at a surreal dinner party.
This multi-part documentary uses the voices of real actors to tell the stories of Franklin (Edward Herrmann), Eleanor (Meryl Streep), and Teddy Roosevelt (Paul Giamatti). David McCullough is the real star of the show—he makes our senior editor Rachel Khong’s heart go pitter patter. The fourteen-hour series is available on the PBS website until Friday, September 26, which is more than enough time to watch the entire thing.
Aaron Sorkin. Long shots of people walking down hallways saying important things. 156 episodes will keep you busy for awhile.
September 17, 2014 | 17 notes
The nice folks over at Stack Magazines made a lovely video about us! Thanks guys!
September 16, 2014 | 26 notes
This summer, while researching a piece on California seaweed, I had the pleasure of meeting several harvesters in Sonoma and Mendocino, north of San Francisco. I fell a little bit in love with each of them in the process. One was Barbara Stephens-Lewallen, of Mendocino Sea Vegetable Company—pictured here gathering the day’s dried kombu.
I’d mentioned in an email to Barbara that I was from Lucky Peach magazine. She got it confused with a different Peach magazine. “I wasn’t sure why you were interested in seaweed,” she said, “but I thought to myself, I could tell Rachel about the personal lubricant you can make with kombu!”
- Essential oils or coconut oil (optional)
- Wet some kombu and let it sit until it gets slimy.
- Use the gel like that or, for fragrance, mix it with essential oils or coconut oil.
Photo by Gabriela Hasbun
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