YOU SAY GREEN THUMB. PLANTER SAYS BLACK THUMB.
If you ever wanted to feel like a witch making wicked brews, this would be a good place to start. Witches don’t pick their ingredients from planters with vibrant floral designs. No! They pick them from skulls! Or at least ones made of ceramic. Only because an actual skull is a little fragile though… definitely not because it’s gross.
Plant your favorite plants in a ceramic skull. Set the ambiance that you never can really tell if what you’re growing is actually basil or something far more sinister. Spoiler – it actually is basil. It’s delicious.
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