DESSERT IS COMING
Picture this: You’ve invited the family over for a big holiday feast. Cousins, kids – the whole crew is coming. And they’re not going to all fit at your dining room table, so you decide to haul in a few extra tables. But here’s the catch: you don’t have decorations for three tables. If you’re like us, you don’t even have decorations for ONE table. Who decorates a table? GRANDMA DOES. So how are you going to impress your Grandma while also distracting her from how dry your turkey is?
The solution is right here, with this exclusive set of table runners straight outta Westeros! Each one features the colors and sigil of a different Game of Thrones House – Stark, Targaryen, or Lannister – so you can make your family feel like royalty (while also making the seating arrangements a subtle popularity contest, because #familydrama). Seat yourself at the table for the House you think deserves the Iron Throne, and hope that none of the other tables rise up to march against you. After all, there ain’t no dinner party like a Westerosi dinner party… because their parties typically end in murder. By comparison, your get-togethers will be a smashing success no matter what!
Warning: Don’t use the Lannister runner on the kids table. It never ends well for Lannister children…
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