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Never Fear, Food Media Will Be Fine

7 food media faves to replace the beloved Lucky Peach (R.I.P.)

Lucky Peach, the delightfully eccentric and irreverent food publication, has been eighty-sixed—or so they reported last week via Instagram and a with brief post on their website from editorial director Peter Meehan. While we will certainly mourn them, it’s not as if food media has died altogether. Although, according to this seriously depressing feature from The Ringer, the world of food journalism might be on its last frog legs—a thesis that Amanda Kludt, Eater’s editor in chief, scoffed at as “wrong” in her latest newsletter, citing the multitude of outlets paying for food writing (in addition to Eater’s own success). For the record: We’re siding with Kludt.

Come May, there will be a peach-sized hole in our hearts (and stomachs) when the magazine’s operations cease. However, there are still a bunch of totally awesome places to read, watch, and otherwise salivate over food. Here are seven of our favorite go-to sources for food media.

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There are few times when math and food go together so well than on Pi Day, which falls on March 14 (3.14). Started in 1988 by San Francisco Exploratorium physicist Larry Shaw, who had the lab’s staff march in a circle and then eat pie, Pi Day is universally accepted as a great day to indulge in pie, which (if you remember your fifth grade math correctly), has a circumference of 2 π r. Even better than math is cutting two radii into a delicious pastry and grabbing a slice.

In honor of Pi Day, here are a few of the best pies:

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Tuck Into The Only Food Magazine That’s Also An Art Journal

“I’ve been told by some wine enthusiasts, though, there are some solid zinfandels around”

Reader’s Digestif is a series of GOOD Food articles focusing on the changing landscape of food media.

Imagine if ArtForum ate Lucky Peach.

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This Story About Red Skittles Proves Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

“We don’t know how it ended up as it did, and we are investigating”

Regular red Skittles with standard S (nonmysterious)

If The X-Files did an episode about cattle mutilation in Wisconsin, this odd story out of Dodge City might factor into the twist.

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The Definitive 10 Best Rap Tracks About Food

”Lentil soup is mental fruit”

Call them ear candy or auditory delights or simply jams, songs about food have filled our ears for forever. Rap music only started in the 1970s, and already there are enough options on the menu to fill up a whole rap restaurant. We ranked the 10 choicest cuts.

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