Inside ‘101 Easy Asian Recipes’, the ‘Lucky Peach’ Cookbook You’ve Been Waiting For

August 28, 2015

The Lucky Peach media deathstar is now producing cookbooks.

“This is a book for the kitchen counter, not the couch,” says veteran cookbook author and Lucky Peach editor Peter Meehan of his food quarterly’s first-ever cookbook. While 101 Easy Asian Recipes definitely has a Lucky Peach vibe — whether in the ’70s aesthetic or the love for both “authentic” and unabashedly American cuisine (recipes for jamuk bap and okonomiyaki share space in the book with Chinese chicken salad, “lamburgers,” and “mall chicken”) — Meehan approached creating this book in an entirely different way. “For the first few years [of Lucky…