EAT LIKE A TRAINER
If Pokémon has taught us anything, it’s this: candy makes life better. Now, we somehow intuitively knew that when we were kids, but all the parents and teachers (and dentists) kept trying to dissuade us. So we’re filling this Pokémon Poké Ball Lunch Case with Skittles.
No, okay. We’re NOT filing our Pokémon Poké Ball Lunch Case with Skittles (or M&Ms). We’re filling it with a sandwich and an apple and some carrot sticks a juice box for a healthy lunch, because we want to grow up to be big strong trainers. You can’t win at the Gym if you’re not fit, right? We’re going to carry our little Poké Ball Lunch Case by its integrated handle, and we promise we won’t try to throw it at any squirrels on the way home. Much.
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