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GOOD 100: Meet Chris Ying, Creating Delicious Reads and Visual Feasts

Chris Ying is the creator of the quarterly food journal Lucky Peach. A collaboration between McSweeney’s and chef David Chang, this delicious read

Chris Ying is the creator of the quarterly food journal Lucky Peach. A collaboration between McSweeney’s and chef David Chang, this delicious read features fictional writing, photography, recipes, and opinion pieces about food, art, and literature.


Next up is a book with the much buzzed-about SF/NYC eatery Mission Chinese Food; and in August 2013 Ying will be curating the third edition of Copenhagen’s MAD Food Camp symposium, which brings chefs, restaurateurs, scientists, and food writers together under one roof.

“I've already managed to take on too many projects for 2013,” Ying says.

Continually improving Lucky Peach and building it into a sustainable independent magazine is the most challenging, he says. The magazine, with each issue focusing on a single theme it explores through art, essays, photography, and recipes, spent its last issue discussing the imminent apocalypse.

Look out for Lucky Peach, published quarterly, and MAD Food Camp on August 25 and 26 in Copenhagen. Mission Chinese Food will be out when Ying is good and ready, he says. In the meantime, his latest cookbook collaboration, Ivan Ramen, will be out in fall 2013.

A final message from Ying: “Come to Copenhagen! Subscribe to Lucky Peach! Eat Chinese food!”

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