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Food Nerd Obsession Lucky Peach Launches Online Portal

The three-and-a-half-year-old publication dips into digital.

Lucky Peach, the indie food mag launched by Momofuku owner and chef David Chang and writer Peter Meehan in 2011, finally graduated from its tumblr page to a fully formed, for real website. That means there's now a proper home for many the features that have appeared in print over the last 13 issues, plus a bevy of new online-only articles, recipes, videos, photo essays, and comics.

Like the magazine, the website will focus on a central theme — one a month — and geek out over it in all ways weird and wacky. For the first theme, the LP crew revisits its roots with a new look at ramen (the focus of issue one). Expect Michael Snyder on Maggi noodles, videos of Chang cooking with instant ramen, a guide to the regional ramen of Japan, and essays on the state of ramen from both Chang ("There's lots of shitty ramen out there.") and Meehan ("...ramen, especially in America, is in the best place it's ever been.").

Meehan tells Eater the site will feature more interviews than the magazine and will include regular columnists including Michael Laiskonis and Brooks Headley.

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