WE HEART TREE
A tree that’s a symbol of your religion which people gather around and which is decorated. That sounds vaguely familiar. Albeit, the decoration in George R.R. Martin’s world is a face, and we don’t want that on our Christmas tree. The only faces we want peeking out of the tree are those of our pets.
Whether your tree of choice is a weirwood or an evergreen, this Game of Thrones Ornament from Kurt Adler will look right at home hanging from it. This Iron Throne will even fit super-small action figures (such as LEGO® Minifigs… right now Goonter from Adventure Time is hanging out in ours – apparently he heard that winter is coming).
On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles--where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings--and prays to survive the challenge.
Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.
First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.
Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster, back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope