IN TEA SERVICE TO THE EMPIRE
Secretly manipulating galactic events and expanding the armed forces of the Empire is demanding work. It requires long hours and a choking loyalty to the cause (or being Force-choked if you displease the boss). Tension, resentment, and distrust are workplace staples, which makes life’s little rituals all the more important. Tea, anyone?
Straight from the First Galactic Empire’s table to you is our high-quality Star Wars Black Empire Ceramic Teapot. Sip on hot tea from the 4-cup capacity black ceramic teapot with a starfield pattern and several TIE fighters flying through a large Imperial logo. These are all the rage at First Order meetings, delivered by EXD-9 droids in white (protocol) mode, but their red (infiltrator) mode has proven to be too… messy.
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