May 24, 2013 | 5 notes
Have a good long weekend, y’all.
May 20, 2013 | 424 notes
This is the cover of LUCKY PEACH 7: The Travel Issue.
It is on its way to your mailbox, your local bookstore, the Whole Foods, the prison library, wherever it is that you and the Peach usually meet up. (You can also buy it directly from us here.)
What is inside? SO MANY WORDS! Maybe our MOST WORDS EVER. Smart words about snake eating from Philip Gourevitch! Handwritten words about The Most Beautiful Taco Bell in the World from artist Jason Polan. A sidebar about the relationship of smuggled sausage and Jonathan Gold’s dirty laundry. Fiction from Jack Pendarvis, one of the geniuses who writes for Adventure Time, which may or may not be the only thing Anthony Bourdain watches on television any more. There are pictures and drawings, too!
May 17, 2013 | 17 notes
Enemy of the Bland, Champion of the Tasty
Robert Sietsema will ride again.
May 8, 2013 | 55 notes
Wasn’t it a Funkadelic record that asked the question “Mommy, where does a Compost Cookie come from?”
Well, regardless, we got the answer here for you, in video form. Featuring Ms. Tosi, maker of said cookie, and my daughter, who insists she’s the star.
This is the last video in a series that was underwritten by American Express: Christina is part of a program where they celebrate Cardmembers and their sources of inspiration. Check the rest out here.
May 8, 2013 | 101 notes
Eleanor Davis has the distinction (or something) of being the only Lucky Peach illustrator that’s gotten to decide which sketches should be turned into finals for the magazine.
After she sent in a bunch of equally exciting sketches to accompany poems by Bei Dao in issue 5, I narrowed down my a couple favorites and asked her to just go with the ones that she’d feel most excited about doing. This might speak to my incompetence, but MOST LIKELY it speaks to Eleanor’s talent + smartz.
Above, you can see some of the sketches she turned in, alongside the finals. You can see more of her work here, and AS NOTED IN THE PREVIOUS BLOG ABOUT HER WORK, you can buy some of the originals she made for us here. -Walter Green
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May 3, 2013 | 39 notes
Illustrations by Yina Kim
Four articles from Lucky Peach were nominated for James Beard awards this year. We are posting all of them this week for your reading pleasure. First was Fuchsia Dunlop on London’s Chinatown, then Richard Parks on the Cambodian-California doughnut connection. Today: Hua Hsu on the rise of suburban Chinatowns.
May 3, 2013 | 123 notes
May 1, 2013 | 37 notes
Illustrations by Mimi Leung
Four articles from Lucky Peach were nominated for James Beard awards this year. We are posting all of them this week for your reading pleasure. Yesterday it was Fuchsia Dunlop on London’s Chinatown. Today, the handsomely mustachioed Richard Parks on the Cambodian-California doughnut connection.