You probably know Chef David Chang from his Momofuko restaurant group in New York City, but did you know he's also releasing a quarterly food magazine? Â This week, Chef Chang released the first issue of his new food journal quarterly, Lucky Peach, published through San Francisco-based publishing house McSweeney's. This first installment is dedicated entirely to ramen and contains 22 recipes, mostly from Chef Chang himself, but it also features short stories, illustrations, and essays from some other famous chefs and writers including Anthony Bourdain and Ruth Reichl. Not only is it available in print, but it will also be viewable on an iPad app that's launching soon!
I'm really excited about this new form of food media. Â Congratulations to Chef Chang, it's awesome how he's embracing new media in the food world. Whether you're graphically redesigning your favorite recipe or using new technology to enhance your experience with food, innovation in the kitchen is inspiring and gives me hope that the food scene is constantly evolving and progressing.
Lucky Peach will take on a new food theme with each installment and continue to feature interviews, essays, art, and, of course, recipes. Issues are available for $10 apiece and $28 for a year-long subscription and can be purchased on the McSweeney's web store. Â Again, congrats to Chef Chang! I can't wait until the iPad app launches.
Are you going to buy a copy of Lucky Peach?