“ACOUSTICS TEST ANOMALY”
Remember when you were a kid and your folks were like, “We’re going to the park next Tuesday!” And you got all excited for it, and then Tuesday rolled around, and it was raining? And so you had a picnic on the living room floor and played board games instead and rescheduled the trip to the park for the next Tuesday. Which was also raining. Wash, rinse, repeat. But when you finally got to the park it was FLIPPING AMAZING AND TOTALLY WORTH THE WAIT!?!
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