RESTLESS EGG SYNDROME
We’ll be the first to admit it: Gudetama is a little odd. But, you know, if we were a sentient egg whose every thought was about when we were going to be eaten, we’d probably be a little weird, too.
Weird enough to be the main character in The Scream by Edvard Munch. Actually, when you consider Munch’s original title, Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature), it’s even more appropriate. An egg is a natural thing and this one happens to have realized the nature of its own existence. It’s a scream of nature about nature. And… we might be overanalyzing this. It’s a tote bag with a cartoon egg taking the place of the figures in The Scream. And on the other side, it’s a very demure Gudetama posing as The Mona Lisa. likeyado.
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