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Issue #15

The Plant Kingdom

The Plant Kingdom issue of Lucky Peach celebrates the great many things you can do with fruits and vegetables, from cooking and eating them, to growing and grafting new ones, to churning them into ice cream, to growing cabbages the size of Volkswagens.

We talk to Deborah Madison, who redefined vegetarian cooking in America through her food and her writing. We take an unflinching look at the reality of producing white sugar, find out the truth about “Ethiopian” teff, meet a few mezcaleros, and get a lesson in the art of fruit massage. Daniel Humm turns daikon into fish, and Sam Mason turns baked beans into dessert. Meanwhile, Barbara Lynch, Joshua McFadden, and Marc Vetri showcase the many simpler splendors of cooking with vegetables.


In This Issue

The Lucky Peach Atlas

Chris Ying

Science Team 3000: Smells Like Green Spirit

Arielle Johnson

The Dirty Dish Club: Planting

Lisa Hanawalt

The Groves of the Citrus King

Adam Gollner
They Will Squash You Laura Goodman

Make a Salad

Julia Sherman
The Queen of Greens Rachel Khong

Happy Ending

Jeff Rieger
The Contorni Matrix Joshua McFadden, James Syhabout, Barbara Lynch, Marc Vetri, Rita Sodi, and Jody Williams

The Golden Chain

Bridget Huber

Grand Teff

Barry Levine

Penance Food

Michael Snyder

Blood Sugar

Aaron Thier

Sugar Ain't That Sweet

Alyssa Pagano And William Hereford
Simple Doesn't Mean Easy Daniel Humm and Genevieve Ko

Yaupon Holly

William Kemper
Three Dishes: Mapo Tofu Han Chiang, Angela Dimayuga, and David Chang

Girlfriend on Mars

Deborah Willis