Lucky Peach magazine: A two-issue combo reading with Chris Ying and Peter Meehan

Come and enjoy a taster event for two of Lucky Peach magazine's recent issues. For starters, a helping of the "Apocalypse" issue via the debut of a short new video featuring chef Magnus Nilsson preparing roast chicken in the year 2034. Then, LP editor Peter Meehan, contributor Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Bon Appetit editor Andrew Knowlton, and writer Emily Witt talk travel and where travel writing falls short. Both items will inevitably spill over their barriers and into one another. All served over fried rice, courtesy of Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food (first come, first serve). Hosted by LP editor-in-chief Chris Ying. This event will start at 8pm. Gideon Lewis-Kraus has written for Harper's, The Believer, The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, n+1, McSweeney's, Bookforum, The Nation, Slate and other publications. A 2007-8 Fulbright fellowship brought him to Berlin, world capital of contemporary restlessness. He has more or less settled in Brooklyn. Andrew Knowlton is the Restaurant and Drinks Editor of Bon Appétit magazine, where he writes features and monthly columns for both the magazine and the website. His blog, The BA Foodist, was nominated for a 2009 James Beard Award. He has appeared as a judge on The Food Network’s "The Next Iron Chef America" and "Iron Chef America" as well as on NBC's "Chopping Block." Andrew appears regularly on CBS, FOX, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Today Show.Emily Witt is a freelance writer living in New York. She was a staff writer at The New York Observer and the Miami New Times and has contributed to n+1, The New Republic, London Review of Books, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Nation, Marie Claire and others. She was also featured in the compilation The Best American Travel Writing 2011.Peter Meehan writes about food. He was the $25 & Under columnist for the New York Times for four years, and he has written for many food magazines, including Food & Wine and Bon Appetit. He has co-authored cookbooks, including The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual and Momofuku with David Chang. In 2011, he and Chang launched Lucky Peach Magazine in conjunction with San Francisco-based publisher McSweeney's. Both Lucky Peach and Momofuku have landed on the New York Times best seller lists.Chris Ying worked for McSweeney’s as a designer and editor for five years before eventually becoming a publisher. In 2011, he launched the quarterly journal Lucky Peach with chef David Chang and writer Peter Meehan, and also designed and edited the first McSweeney’s cookbook, Mission Street Food. He is the coeditor of Voices from the Storm, a collection of oral histories from Hurricane Katrina survivors, and the coauthor of 109 Forgotten American Heroes, a humorous history book for kids. Throughout college, Chris cooked full time in fine-dining restaurants in Berkeley and San Francisco before finally accepting that he just wasn’t that good at it.  About Lucky PeachLucky Peach is a quarterly journal of food and writing, published by McSweeney’s. In 2012, Lucky Peach was the recipient of the Gourmand International Award for Best Food Magazine in the World and has been on the New York Times bestseller list for Issues 2 and 3.Each issue of Lucky Peach explores a single topic through in-depth travelogues, essays, art, photography, and recipes, all presented in a full-color, meticulously designed format. Magazine contributors are creative professionals from all fields, ranging from chefs to artists to authors. Past contributors have included Anthony Bourdain, Harold McGee, Wylie Dufresne, Mario Batali, Marc Maron, David Simon and Jonathan Gold.

Event date: 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 8:00pm

Event address: 

52 Prince St
10012-3309 New York