Lucky Peach

Seven pieces from Lucky Peach that were nominated for James Beard Books, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards this year. 


C.R.A.S.H Landing with Brooks Headley

Drummer/Pastry Chef at Del Posto and his Bandmates Tear Ass from T.J. to Oakland: A Travelogue


A Little Kelp From My Friends

by Rachel Khong

This story starts on the seashore off the rocky Sonoma Coast of California, a mile or so north of a town called Jenner. It’s…


The End of the World as We Know It

Why reimagining the way we live is the only way we’ll survive. Rachel Khong interviews Michael Pollan.


On Tortas Cubanas

By Brigham Barnes

No matter how little Spanish you retained from junior high, you at least know this: nouns ending in “o” are masculine, while nouns ending…


On Cans

Another transmission from Harold McGee’s Orbital Desk in Outré Space


By Harold McGee


Insane

by Chris Ying


Insane is a word I hear a lot. It has crept out of the swamp of hyperbolic surfer-snowboarder rhetoric—along with rad(ical), gnarly, sick, killer, etc…


I Placed a Jar in Tennessee

A peculiar case of reinvention through preservation


by John Jeremiah Sullivan


A Day on Long Island with Alex Lee


By Francis Lam

It was a February night in the back room of Gramercy Tavern, at a dinner for Ed Behr and the Art of Eating. Every guest…


On the Trail with Wylie

Lisa Hanawalt’s Dirty Dish Club


Written and illustrated by Lisa Hanawalt

I have official permission to shadow Wylie Dufresne and his staff for an entire day at his Lower East Side restaurant wd~50, and I’m VERY excited. I hope they feed me.


America, Your Food Is So Gay


By John Birdsall

I was ten in 1970, a shy kid growing up in a scrub-oak suburb south of San Francisco. Our house was pitched on stilts sunk in…


Life

And How It Happens to a Cook


By Peter Meehan

“Was there life before Gramercy?” Claudie Fleming laughs my question about her training back at me.…


Dick Soup


By Fuchsia Dunlop

The four pizzles lay sprawled out on the kitchen counter. Two of them were neat and tidy, as gorgeously tanned as homemade bacon, still attached to…


Traveling in the North Country


By Greg Larson

I skipped the in-flight meal on Air Koryo—the only North Korean airline, which consists mostly of a small fleet of planes…

Lucky Peach
Lucky Peach

Seven pieces from Lucky Peach that were nominated for James Beard Books, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards this year. 

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