There are three types of people who knock on our door: delivery folks (preferably DoorDash or Eat24), guests we have invited over, and everyone else. The “everyone else” frequently invokes a sense of dread in us. What stranger is knocking on our door and why? Are they going to attempt to sell us a magazine subscription or lawn care services? Sorry, but we’re not interested. Can you come back when we finish this book series? Kthxbai.
Establish what sort of person you are with friends and strangers and make it clear what sort of visitors are truly welcome when you put out this Harry Potter door mat. It boldly reads “Wizards Welcome (Muggles Tolerated)” beneath the image of a wand. Just keep in mind that when you invite wizards over, it’s more likely that they’ll know the Unlocking Charm so there could be some surprises.
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