David Chang’s Lucky Peach Magazine Will Fold This May
Lucky Peach — David Chang’s quarterly food magazine that became a veritable bible for any food lover worth his sea salt — will likely fold this spring. The magazine laid of its entire staff this past week and is rumored to be putting out one final book, All About Eggs, on April 4, while the final issue will hit stands this May, according to Eater. Lucky Peach was known for its pop-art-like aesthetic appeal, as well as its wide variety of content. Where else could you find a definitive list of “ramen power rankings” and David Chang waxing poetic about White Castle burgers in the same publication?
The first issue of the magazine was released in 2011 in collaboration with McSweeney’s. By 2013, the magazine’s popularity had spread, and Chang split from McSweeney’s. In 2015, the magazine launched a website, ensuring that new content could be produced and published more than four times a year.
Chang told Eater that he is “keeping all options open” but would not elaborate on the subject. (The Daily Meal contacted him for more information.) An official announcement has not yet been made, but fans are already mourning the loss of the publication that made food writing hip again:
— Sam Sifton (@SamSifton) March 14, 2017
Damn. As a reader, fan and friend, this is sad news. https://t.co/4pHk8BfD3L
— Adam Sachs (@sachsmo) March 14, 2017
Everybody who read, analyzed, hoarded, laughed with and was outbid on eBay for back issues of Lucky Peach /1
— Pete Wells (@pete_wells) March 14, 2017