RELEASE THE KRAKEN
Basically any trend that involves us getting more comfortable on the couch than we already are is one we can get behind. As long as getting behind it doesn’t require us to actually get up.
But you know what? We’ve had enough of mermaids. They get all the things. Sparkly sequined backpacks. Lunch boxes. Random office supplies. And, of course, those blankets that were all over social media. Our Tentacuddle Blanket is for those who are darker, who love the deep. Those who are #TeamUrsula. Those who are ready to take over the world from their underwater kingdom. Right after this next episode. *snuggles back down in betentacled blanket*
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