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Issue #7


Lucky Peach Issue 7, the Travel issue, is about going places—and sometimes getting lost.

Anthony Bourdain talks Deliverance, Apocalypse Now, and Southern Comfort. Harold McGee schools us about the (possibly) harmful substances that travel from plastic to-go containers and into our food. Roy Choi waxes poetic on “the Aloha spirit.” Jason Polan visits the most beautiful Taco Bell in the world. And it wouldn’t be a travel issue without travel tips galore: how to avoid traveler’s diarrhea (Benjamin Wolfe), the ins and outs of street food (Rick Bayless), and all about traveling with kids (Naomi Duguid). Ultimately, we learn that getting lost means finding good stuff in places we least expect it: chicken tamales at a gay cantina in Mérida; the world’s most dangerous chicken in Rio de Janeiro; an epic sub on the Jersey Shore. Plus: the history of curry—the world’s best traveled dish—from bunny chow to fish-head curry, along with recipes too.


In This Issue

Just the Tips


Traveling with Kids

Naomi Duguid

Even the Jungle Wanted Him Dead

Anthony Bourdain

Things Were Eaten, Part 3: Hawai'i

Peter Meehan

Hawai'i Recipes

Christina Tosi & Peter Meehan

On Plastic

Harold McGee


Adam Gollner
C.R.A.S.H. Landing Brooks Headley


Jim Meehan


Harry Leeds


Philip Gourevitch

Christmas in Sweden

Chris Ying

Hotel California

Carolynn Spence

Lost in Place

Jack Carneal

The World's Most Dangerous Chicken

Magnus Nilsson

Old-Fashioned Kit

Genevieve Ko

The Jersey Shore

Mark Ibold

That Day We Went Looking for Cochinita Pibil

John Birdsall

People's Republic of Chicken

Genevieve Ko

One Hump or Two

Anissa Helou


Andy Ricker

Kai Yaang

Andy Ricker

We Are the World, We Are the Curry

Joy Y. Wang

Curry Recipes


An Oyster Named Dan

Jack Pendarvis


Eleanor Davis

Hi Guys, It's Me, Derek