Here now, the cover of the next issue of the cultishly-followed quarterly food journal Lucky Peach, which should be out November 26. The theme for the ninth issue is Cooks & Chefs, a revisiting of the theme from the journal's third issue. The issue will also feature "a magazine inside the magazine, like a Russian nesting doll" that will have content from this year's MAD Symposium, which the Lucky Peach team co-curated.
Chefs featured in the issue include Alex Lee, Claudia Fleming, Daniel Boulud, Michael Anthony, Wylie Dufresne, Wolfgang Puck, Roy Choi, Aaron Franklin, and more. Pulitzer Prize-winning LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold and artist Lisa Hanawalt are both joining the team as columnists.
This issue will be the last published in collaboration with McSweeney's. Lucky Peach announced in September that it was splitting from the San Francisco-based publisher with its first self-published issue being the 10th, due out in February 2014. Lucky Peach has retained its editorial team including Peter Meehan, David Chang, and Chris Ying, as well as its design team.