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Note recipe corrections,
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This review is from: Lucky Peach: Issue 1 (Paperback)
This magazine certainly has plenty of attitude and hipness, but is you decide to try the alkaline noodles, note that the amount of baked soda should be 4 teaspoons, not 4 Tablespoons. The correction is listed here: [...]
Apart from the corrections, the magazine is a highly variable mix of interesting writing by such authors as John Edge, Harold McGee, and Ruth Reichel, and lazy page-fillers seemingly re-purposed from an initial attempt at a TV show. For example, the 9-page conversation with Bourdain, Chang, and Dufrense on "Mediocrity" is itself, truly mediocre. I hope that as the authors run out of TV footage, they will find their stride with this magazine, because some sections are truly inspired-- the chopstick wrappers alone are deeply amusing. Only subsequent issues will tell if the authors can get over themselves sufficiently to make this venture a real peach.
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Initial post: Oct 5, 2011 12:19:11 PM PDT
K. Russo says:
I thought that conversation was stupid as hell. It was like listening to them mentally masturbating.
Posted on Nov 6, 2013 4:27:13 AM PST
Luna Moth Wilkins says:
Since they now seem to be charging $182 for this magazine, could you please put the whole recipe for alkaline noodles here? Thanks!!
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