THE BELLY OF THE BEASTS
We understand that when you take a look at some of these Star Wars creatures’ diets you may question the validity of anything they might consider to be a “snack.” We completely understand. We don’t expect you to put little bits of Tauntaun in your Wampa bowl (raw Tauntaun doesn’t make for the best human snack). We promise the Wampa bowl will accept humans’ favorite chips and candy, too.
The Star Wars Snack Bowls come in your choice of Chewbacca, Jabba the Hutt, or a Wampa. All of them have tried their fair share of wild cuisine, and they still seem pretty okay with gummy worms and potato chips in their ceramic gobs. We’re guessing there’s antacid involved.
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