THAT’S NO MOON, IT’S THE HORS D’OEUVRES
A lesser known directive of the Tarkin Doctrine was a corollary stating that upon the successful demonstration of the Death Star’s capabilities against a military target, there would be a celebration featuring little tiny sandwiches served on Death Star platters by those adorable little mousey MSE-6 repair droids.
Tarkin never got his party, but you can serve up appetizers just like the Grand Moff would on a Death Star serving tray of your very own. Generously sized with a 14-inch diameter, it’ll hold a lot of tiny sandwiches, or whatever else you’re dishing out to the Imperial elite. Remember, there ain’t no party like a Grand Moff party, ’cause a Grand Moff party is mandatory!
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