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Lucky Peach magazine

coasts Jun 24, 2011 06:13 PM


The first edition of David Chang's "Lucky Peach" magazine is now available at presumably all Momofuku spots. I picked up a copy at the Midtown Milk Bar for $10. At first glance, it seems full of content. This first issue is dedicated to ramen, a subject close to our hearts.

Don't sleep!

ps. I have no doubt that this post will be moved to some off off location. I'm posting here because David Chang is ours. He's a New Yorker. His restaurants are in New York. "Food Media" doesn't interest me, but food media by David Chang does.

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  1. twyst RE: coasts Jun 24, 2011 06:16 PM

    I subscribed a couple of months ago, still waiting on my issue to arrive :(

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      DiningDiva RE: twyst Jul 4, 2011 07:13 AM

      Mee too

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        Debbie M RE: DiningDiva Jul 4, 2011 09:28 PM

        Me three.

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          DiningDiva RE: DiningDiva Jul 5, 2011 07:41 PM

          My copy arrived today. I looked through it and started reading. So far I am really enjoying it. I hope all their issues are this interestingh

      2. EV_Eats RE: coasts Jun 25, 2011 06:23 AM

        I read some coverage on the mag, I guess I really should get a copy!
        East Village Eats http://www.eveats.com

        1. loratliff RE: coasts Jun 25, 2011 09:53 AM

          I can't find it! I guess I'll have to stop in at Milk Bar next week, but I've been unable to find it at any of the newsstands—even the really good ones that have a bazillion versions of VOGUE.

          1. alliegator RE: coasts Jul 4, 2011 06:41 AM

            I stumbled across it at my local Target (in Texas,lol) of all places while picking up fashion mags to flip through over the long weekend.
            Love it!! It has a very fresh and edgy feel, a lot different than other food magazines.
            The $10 price tag is worth it, it's a hefty read.
            Hope you all have some luck in finding it soon. If not, then hit up some obscure Target, you just might get lucky!

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              HillJ RE: coasts Jul 4, 2011 08:04 AM


              Suscribe for $28.00 (6 issues) here; 1st issue is already on back order but still avail.

              How many CH's will be irked by the use of the word "foodie" to describe readership of Lucky Peach? (smirk).

              1. corneygirl RE: coasts Jul 4, 2011 10:21 AM

                I picked up a copy at the local independent bookstore (in IA). Enjoy reading it and it has a lot of recipes I'd like to try. There are several recipes that are also in the Momofuku cookbook - actually all but 2 of the recipes I've tried/want to try from the cookbook. Sorry Coasts - you have to share with at least 1 midwesterner.

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                  dingey RE: coasts Jul 5, 2011 10:54 AM

                  I JUST picked up my copy today at a local indie bookseller (Malaprop's in Asheville, NC). They told me last week that the legal release "on the shelf" date was July 5 (they had a pile in back, but couldn't sell them to me....oooh, the frustration!). Hopefully that means that subscribers will be receiving their copies TODAY! I've barely had a chance to leaf through it yet...waiting and waiting for the workday to end so I can pore over it. Already have my eye on Chang's ramen noodle recipe.....

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                    twyst RE: dingey Jul 6, 2011 01:07 PM

                    I subscribe and my magazine arrived about a week ago.

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                    josey124 RE: coasts Jul 6, 2011 07:00 AM

                    Anybody seen it in Canada yet? Thx

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                      rob1234 RE: josey124 Jul 6, 2011 10:36 AM

                      Picked one up at Save-On-Foods.

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                        tinybites RE: josey124 Jul 29, 2011 10:12 PM

                        In Toronto, there are copies at Type (Queen St W).

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                          cookiebaker RE: tinybites Jul 31, 2011 08:24 PM

                          The Cookbook Store has copies, in Toronto.

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                        laststandchili RE: coasts Jul 6, 2011 10:34 AM

                        Loved it. The egg recipes kill me. I'm putting them on top of everything.

                        Happened across the magazine when stocking up for beach reading on vacation last week. Spent the week miserable to be away from my kitchen with all these ideas floating through my head. Finally pushed me over the top and I've purchased a pasta maker, as well as konbu, nori, and all kinds of other stuff I've never used before. Great, great fun.

                        Really digging all the Momofuku scenes in Treme on HBO as well. I'm close to considering a trip to NYC.

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                          dingey RE: laststandchili Jul 7, 2011 07:44 AM

                          Glad to see that somebody else is falling under the same spells! i've never seriously considered a pasta maker before, but somehow all those images of the alkaline ramen noodles? GAAAAAAH I NEED ONE! NEED, NOT WANT! I looked at Goodwill yesterday, hoping that maybe pasta makers are showing up there at the same rate as bread machines, but no luck. I can't wait to try the saran-wrap poached egg thing!

                          I'm loving the whole thing so far. I'm just slowly working my way from front to back. The Tokyo travelogue killed me. LOVE the old fellow with the towel-wrap who benevolently rules his business from his tea table on the porch!

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                            laststandchili RE: dingey Jul 7, 2011 09:06 AM

                            I'm trying the Parisienne Gnochi this weekend.

                            I've also consumed the Momofuku cookbook thats been laying around the house for over a year. Can't believe I didn't pay it that much attention when I first picked it up.

                            The chicken liver terrine for the Bahn mi is also on my short list of recipes to try asap.

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                            The Dairy Queen RE: laststandchili Jul 24, 2011 08:46 PM

                            I'm curious about the egg recipes. Can you tell us more about those?


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                            Johnny L RE: coasts Jul 7, 2011 02:05 PM

                            really like the mag so far, no ads so the high price per volume is made up for in terms of real content!

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                              banquisha RE: coasts Jul 7, 2011 10:31 PM

                              I can't find a copy and am dying to know which instant ramen won the showdown... anyone?

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                                Bunson RE: banquisha Jul 10, 2011 09:47 PM

                                McSweeney's said they got more copies of Issue #1 in, so you can order it from their website.

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                                  wanderlustre RE: banquisha Jul 24, 2011 01:03 AM

                                  Myojo Chukazanmai Japanese Style Noodles.
                                  I happen to grow up and live around the area where she buys all her noodles. I haven't tried that brand, but my favorite has been the Thai MAMA brand.

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                                  NOLA_Pam RE: coasts Jul 17, 2011 12:55 PM

                                  OMG, got the first issue Friday, my brother ordered it for me. It's grand. The chicken soup is now simmering on the stove. I had planned to roast it then saw this Asian influenced recipe and had to try. Also can't wait to make the PS 46 ragu. But it's not just about recipes, it's the whole approach to a subject that absolutely blew my mind. I am subscribing. It's an experience. Any NOLA's out there check out 7th ward ramen.

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                                    Bellachefa RE: coasts Jul 24, 2011 07:52 AM

                                    Because of this thread, I just ran out to Barnes and Nobel and am ready to dig in and gain a couple of pounds reading!

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                                      Bellachefa RE: coasts Jul 24, 2011 01:45 PM

                                      page one won me over with 'a quick note' and 'a word about this issue'

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                                        NOLA_Pam RE: Bellachefa Jul 24, 2011 07:25 PM

                                        It really is fantastic. Chicken soup was great. Busy this weekend, next will be PS 46 ragu. Brother actually got me the mag cause of Chang on Treme. How cool.

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                                        Camw RE: coasts Jul 24, 2011 08:39 PM

                                        My copy arrived in Australia a couple of weeks ago and I'm really impressed. Once you include the international shipping it is quite expensive, but the magazine has substantial content especially with no ads. Looking forward to issue 2!

                                        1. Shrinkrap RE: coasts Jul 24, 2011 10:57 PM

                                          Ordered mine from Amazon! Anybody know what's going on with the Iphone/Ipad app?

                                          1. egbluesuede RE: coasts Jul 25, 2011 12:33 PM

                                            I bought my copy at the local supermarket. There are a lot of repeat recipes from the first Momufuku cookbook, but the mag is so awsome, I can't wait for the next few issues just to see where they go with it beyond Ramen. I've been working pretty hard on my slow poached eggs, and I think I've gotten pretty close to a decent 62.5 degree egg now. Now I need to play around with dishes that would go great with eggs like this. It is a pretty amazing texture if you've never tried it.

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                                              wanderlustre RE: egbluesuede Aug 25, 2011 09:38 AM

                                              Okay, so I'm just a bit confused with these eggs. Do you slow poach them in the shell? Couldn't quite tell...
                                              If so, how do you get it out?

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                                                egbluesuede RE: wanderlustre Nov 22, 2011 09:01 AM

                                                yeah, you poach them in the shell, which allows you to be able to store them in the fridge for a day or two before you use them. You can quickly warm them back up in warm water if you do that. Just quickly crack the egg like you would otherwise, and the poached egg just slides right out without breaking.

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                                              Bellachefa RE: coasts Jul 27, 2011 10:20 AM

                                              I heart Wylie for his multiple smackdowns of Bourdain in the conversation. Tony was pontificating about ingredient driven cuisine and he dryly responded, "it's called cooking" I never realized how funny he is!

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                                                chrisandbetsyc RE: coasts Jul 28, 2011 12:22 PM

                                                Hippest magazine I've ever seen. Love the discussion btwn chang, dufraine and bourdaine. Great stuff. I'm obsessed with noodles now!

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                                                  MsDivinaLoca RE: coasts Jul 28, 2011 01:14 PM

                                                  The conversation between Chang, DuFresne and Bourdain is the single disappointment in the issue. I thought it was kinda pointless and not even clever - such a disappointment. The rest of it, I'm loving.

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                                                    Bellachefa RE: MsDivinaLoca Jul 28, 2011 01:41 PM

                                                    I guess it is all how you read it. I thought it was hysterical!!! Especially Wylie Coyote's comments. Sorry you didn't see the humour, or maybe I read too much into it with my own humour.

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                                                      flourgirl RE: MsDivinaLoca Jul 29, 2011 06:40 AM

                                                      MsDiva- I feel the exact same way.

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                                                      ylsf RE: coasts Jul 29, 2011 09:39 PM

                                                      I see someone posted they got this magazine at Save-On foods in Canada but we don't have this store in Ontario. Any Ontario/GTA spottings?

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                                                        oracle347 RE: ylsf Aug 6, 2011 02:05 PM

                                                        I got my copy at the CookBook Store on Yonge in Toronto. I had actually pre-ordered mine at my local Chapters, but for some reason, they cancelled my order!! GURRR!! Thank goodness I put my name on the list at the CookBook Store too!! :)

                                                        Loving the read - thank goodness, an edgy, foodie type magazine!! :-D

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                                                          ylsf RE: ylsf Aug 12, 2011 06:59 PM

                                                          To follow up on my own post it is available at certain Chapters stores. You can find it in their online system and check store stock. My local store didn't have it in the magazine section and it was in the book section. Best to check the online system.

                                                        2. The Dairy Queen RE: coasts Jul 31, 2011 11:42 PM

                                                          Amazon has copies again, though it apparently takes an extra 6-10 days to process.


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                                                            Shrinkrap RE: The Dairy Queen Aug 1, 2011 03:56 PM

                                                            I got mine in less than five days.

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                                                              Bellachefa RE: Shrinkrap Aug 1, 2011 04:20 PM

                                                              I went to the local Barnes and Noble and got mine in five minutes!

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                                                                Shrinkrap RE: Bellachefa Aug 1, 2011 04:37 PM

                                                                But I bet you had to pay tax!

                                                                Just kidding!

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                                                                  wreckers00 RE: Shrinkrap Aug 5, 2011 05:58 AM

                                                                  Anyone know if I order a subscription now from McSweeney's website...will I get issues 2, 3, 4 and 5??

                                                                  The site says issues 2 to 5...but I assume if you pay 28 dollars you should get 4 issues. so that would include issue 5...anyone know??

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                                                                    roxlet RE: wreckers00 Aug 5, 2011 08:27 AM

                                                                    I just ordered #1 from McSweeney's and then ordered a subscription. I subsequently noticed that it is also available on Amazon.

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                                                                      The Dairy Queen RE: roxlet Aug 5, 2011 08:53 AM

                                                                      It is available on Amazon, but takes awhile to arrive. I ordered mine a week ago and it has yet to arrive.


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                                                                        roxlet RE: The Dairy Queen Aug 5, 2011 02:06 PM

                                                                        Mine came in a couple of days from McSweeney's. I was actually surprised by how quickly it came.

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                                                                          alliegator RE: The Dairy Queen Aug 25, 2011 11:40 AM

                                                                          That must be frustrating. There is still a small pile of them at "my" Target. I should start my own mail order service :)

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                                                                            The Dairy Queen RE: alliegator Aug 25, 2011 12:25 PM

                                                                            Huh. Target, eh? I need to run to Target for another reason, perhaps I should have a look. Is it just in with the magazines?


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                                                                              alliegator RE: The Dairy Queen Aug 25, 2011 12:39 PM

                                                                              Yup, I just stumbled on it in early July and it's still there. It was crammed in the very back, behind Taste of Home, etc. Good luck!

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                                                              aziline RE: coasts Aug 25, 2011 10:10 AM

                                                              Be sure to check out the recipe corrections!!


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                                                                DougRisk RE: coasts Aug 25, 2011 12:07 PM

                                                                Coasts, knowing that the magazine will likely have a readership outside of NYC, why would you write, "I have no doubt that this post will be moved to some off off location. I'm posting here because David Chang is ours."?

                                                                Why would you care if a post about a magazine, again, that is going to be read outside of NYC, would be located in Food Media And News?

                                                                Just curious.

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                                                                  coasts RE: DougRisk Aug 25, 2011 12:54 PM

                                                                  Not everyone in New York subscribes to this board, but we all have at least some interest in David Chang.

                                                                2. coasts RE: coasts Nov 19, 2011 08:05 PM

                                                                  in event you haven't seen the other thread, Issue # 2 is out now - The Sweet Spot.

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                                                                    ellenost RE: coasts Nov 28, 2011 02:14 PM

                                                                    Received my copy courtesy of Amazon on Saturday. Looks good.

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                                                                      Johnny L RE: ellenost Nov 29, 2011 12:03 AM

                                                                      Same here Amazon took a while to get it delivered despite me preordering it a few days before release. Guess I need to order it earlier.

                                                                      On another note I read their recipe corrections for the first issue and holy crap the baked soda measurement for their ramen dough was off by alot. No wonder my noodles tasted so bad.

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                                                                        jeanmarieok RE: ellenost Nov 29, 2011 03:30 AM

                                                                        I still don't have mine!!! WTF?

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                                                                          wreckers00 RE: jeanmarieok Nov 29, 2011 08:30 AM

                                                                          I have the 4-copy subscription. Anyone else that has subscribed get their 2nd issue yet?

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                                                                            jeanmarieok RE: wreckers00 Nov 29, 2011 08:40 AM

                                                                            Not me - still waiting. But others have received theirs.

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                                                                              Bart Hound RE: jeanmarieok Nov 29, 2011 08:42 AM

                                                                              Still waiting too. I was hoping to get it before thanksgiving. Now I have my sights set on Christmas.

                                                                            2. re: wreckers00
                                                                              pamf RE: wreckers00 Nov 29, 2011 08:59 AM

                                                                              I havn't received it yet either. I emailed them before Thanksgiving. They said the subscription copies were sent out Nov 9 and I should wait another week and then contact them again if I don't receive it. I still have not and did contact them again asking for a replacement to be sent.


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                                                                                jeanmarieok RE: pamf Nov 29, 2011 10:54 AM

                                                                                I emailed them - thanks for the information!

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                                                                                  pamf RE: pamf Dec 7, 2011 11:07 AM

                                                                                  I finally received the replacement issue. It looks like they sent it out Dec 1st.

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                                                                                    jeanmarieok RE: pamf Dec 7, 2011 11:17 AM

                                                                                    Here is the response I received on Dec 2.
                                                                                    Hi Jean Marie,

                                                                                    Your copy of Issue 2 may still be en route. If you haven't received your magazine by Monday of next week, let us know and we'll send a replacement right away.

                                                                                    Our apologies for the wait. We're working on a way to get Issue 3 to subscribers much, much sooner.


                                                                                    I am out of town for work this week, so I don't know if it has arrived yet. It does not sound like they are sending me a replacement, if I am reading this correctly, until I confirm I have not yet received it.

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                                                                                      pamf RE: jeanmarieok Dec 7, 2011 02:56 PM

                                                                                      I got a similar email and waited until after Thanksgiving to email them again for a replacement. As I said it finally arrived today.

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                                                                                        jeanmarieok RE: pamf Dec 7, 2011 05:21 PM

                                                                                        OK - great. I checked with my husband and it hasn't arrived yet. I'll email them.

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                                                                                          Bart Hound RE: jeanmarieok Dec 8, 2011 09:54 AM

                                                                                          I got a similar email reply from them on Sunday. They told me to write back for a replacement if I haven't received it by the end of this week........2 more days!

                                                                                2. re: wreckers00
                                                                                  donovt RE: wreckers00 Nov 29, 2011 11:33 AM

                                                                                  I received mine on Wednesday.

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                                                                                    Shrinkrap RE: wreckers00 Nov 29, 2011 09:28 PM

                                                                                    I thought I subscribed but can't find proof. Ordered again, and got mine within 3 business days from Amazon, the same way I got number one.

                                                                            3. pamf RE: coasts Feb 22, 2012 07:51 PM

                                                                              Lucky Peach, Issue number 3 arrived today. It is titled "The Cooks and Chefs Issue".

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                                                                                NOLA_Pam RE: pamf Feb 23, 2012 05:57 PM

                                                                                I just got number 2 about three weeks ago. Subscribed thru McSweeneys. Bummed others are already getting 3.

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                                                                                  jeanmarieok RE: pamf Feb 24, 2012 07:16 AM

                                                                                  I got my issue 3 on Wednesday. I didn't get issue 2 until late December. So it's nice to get it earlier this time.

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                                                                                  jcattles RE: coasts Feb 23, 2012 05:10 PM

                                                                                  I just subscribed & am waiting for Issue 3. I bought Issue 2 at a bookstore & wish I could find Issue 1 somewhere, even to just read, not necessarily keep. They're on ebay but cost an arm & a leg. Wish they would reprint it, but highly doubt they ever will.

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                                                                                    HillJ RE: jcattles Feb 23, 2012 06:10 PM

                                                                                    jcattles, I saw Issue 1 on Amazon going for $125.00-$300.00. That's crazy.
                                                                                    Call McSweeney's store and ask them about back issues for #1.

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                                                                                      jcattles RE: HillJ Feb 24, 2012 06:53 AM

                                                                                      I know it's nuts!

                                                                                      I've looked on McSweeney's website but maybe I'll look up their number and give them a call. The worse they can say is no.

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                                                                                        jcattles RE: jcattles Feb 24, 2012 09:27 AM

                                                                                        I got on their website today for the phone number & figured I'd take a look at the store. They have Issue 1 available for purchase. It was only $10 but they charged $10 and change for shipping & handling. Kind of crazy that I bought a 4 issue subscription for $28 with free shipping, but I really want to read the ramen article so I bit the bullet & bought it. (besides, it's a helluva better deal than Amazon or ebay!)

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                                                                                          roxlet RE: jcattles Feb 24, 2012 09:38 AM

                                                                                          I have a subscription through McSweeney's. Don't hold your breath waiting for your issues. Oh, they do eventually come, but not as soon as if you bought them on Amazon or elsewhere. My second issue came about 2 months after its release and after many emails.

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                                                                                            HillJ RE: roxlet Feb 24, 2012 09:47 AM

                                                                                            I've bought each issue @ Barnes & Noble right off the magazine rack. I like Lucky Peach but I would never pay 2nd hand prices of $125.00-300.00 for a single issue let alone the whole (eventual collection) that's just crazy fanatical nonsense.

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                                                                                              flourgirl RE: HillJ Feb 25, 2012 06:51 AM

                                                                                              "...that's just crazy fanatical nonsense."

                                                                                              It sure is. I guess there really are some people who have more money than sense.

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                                                                                              pamf RE: roxlet Feb 24, 2012 10:12 AM

                                                                                              They did have some problems getting Issue #2 out to subscribers, but they were very good about addressing that and sending personal email responses if you complained.

                                                                                              It looks like they have fixed that problem. As I posted earlier, I received issue #3 on Wednesday. It was sent from an address in Southern California (looks like they found a new mailing company), so if you are east coast or beyond it may take a few more days.

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                                                                                                DiningDiva RE: pamf Feb 24, 2012 10:52 AM

                                                                                                Hmmm...I live in Southern California and have yet to receive issue #3. Bought my subscription via the McSweeny web site.

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                                                                                                  Manybears RE: DiningDiva Feb 24, 2012 12:18 PM

                                                                                                  I don't think issue #3 is due in stores until March 13th so it's still nice + early yet. I imagine they are doing everything they can to avoid the delivery problems for subscribers they experienced for issue #2.

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                                                                                                    emily RE: Manybears Feb 25, 2012 04:48 PM

                                                                                                    I saw issue 3 at the bookstore today.

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                                                                                                      Bellachefa RE: emily Feb 27, 2012 12:46 PM

                                                                                                      I went to my local B&N and they didn't have it yet. I did notice Jamie Olivers rag that seems to be a similar format but has been around for quite awhile.

                                                                                                      So is Lucky Peach riffing off of Jamie's mag or is it simply artistic coincedence?

                                                                                                      I didn't buy Jamies latest rag, but did take notice. Something to consider.

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                                                                                                  jeanmarieok RE: pamf Feb 27, 2012 05:14 AM

                                                                                                  I am in VA, and I got my issue 3 last Wednesday, also. I liked this issue as much as the first one.

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                                                                                                    DiningDiva RE: jeanmarieok Feb 27, 2012 01:14 PM

                                                                                                    My issue arrived in the mail on Saturday and I'm about a third of the way through it already.

                                                                                                    I really liked the first issue but the second issued kind of left me cold...I just couldn't get into it. I've really been enjoying this issue so far.

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                                                                                                      Bellachefa RE: DiningDiva Feb 27, 2012 01:33 PM

                                                                                                      Looking forward to it! I too was let down by the 2nd edition, but was not surprised since the 1st was a hard act to follow. Thrilled that the 3rd is on track.

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                                                                                                        DiningDiva RE: Bellachefa Feb 27, 2012 10:33 PM

                                                                                                        Less overt ego in issue 3 than in 2...

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                                                                                            Bellachefa RE: HillJ Feb 24, 2012 12:31 PM

                                                                                            While I certainly wouldn't spend $125 0 $300 for the first issue, I certainly wouldn't sell my copy for that unless they were going to foreclose on my home. While I look forward to the 3rd issue, I don't think another issue will compare to the first.

                                                                                            And for all of you fools who let it get into the recycle bin instead of with your cookbooks - for shame!

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                                                                                              flourgirl RE: Bellachefa Feb 25, 2012 06:52 AM

                                                                                              I agree with you too. I'm not selling my first issue either. It's become a valued part of my humongous cookbook collection and I'm glad to have it.

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                                                                                                Johnny L RE: flourgirl Feb 27, 2012 06:40 PM

                                                                                                Same I think the first issue was amazing and while the 2nd one didn't quite strike a chord with me I'm starting to think I might want to order two subscriptions (one for collector's sake/reselling). I saw the 3rd issue at B&N and was so tempted to look through it but I have my Amazon copy coming in two weeks.

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                                                                                                Shrinkrap RE: Bellachefa Mar 1, 2012 12:03 PM

                                                                                                Amazaon is offering to let me seel my first issue back for a $2.00 gift card.

                                                                                          3. coasts RE: coasts Mar 6, 2012 10:50 AM

                                                                                            Issue 3 is now in Milk Bar midtown, probably elsewhere in Manhattan.

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                                                                                              Johnny L RE: coasts Mar 12, 2012 01:29 AM

                                                                                              Is it me or is this issue like way too focused on cheffing and becoming a chef. Seems like a lot of self service, ego inflating going on in this issue and a bit light on food.

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                                                                                                DiningDiva RE: Johnny L Mar 12, 2012 10:28 AM

                                                                                                It's the "chef" issue. That *is* the focus of issue 3. I actually think it's quite good.

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                                                                                                  Johnny L RE: DiningDiva Mar 12, 2012 02:21 PM

                                                                                                  I know but still felt a bit disappointed. The first issue is what this quarterly should consistently strive to be in my opinion.

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                                                                                                    EWSflash RE: DiningDiva Mar 13, 2012 07:52 PM

                                                                                                    I liked the wide variety of cooks they interviewed.

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                                                                                                  Bellachefa RE: coasts Mar 12, 2012 02:49 PM

                                                                                                  The opening story, conversation was really difficult to read in certain sections due to the dark airbrushed type backgound.

                                                                                                  I hope they don't fall into the Vanity Fair, disturbingly small type pages. I want to read, I have decent eye site, I shouldn't have to work so hard to read something that interests me.

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                                                                                                    HillJ RE: coasts Apr 25, 2012 11:29 AM

                                                                                                    Another online source for the magazine

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