It was a bold move when Momofuku's David Chang took magazine publishing and food writing into his own hands with Lucky Peach. There was a sense there that Chang felt as though the food media as it stood wasn't covering food, restaurant and chef culture in the way Chang related to, so rather than wait around for someone to start to write articles he wanted to read, he and his friends just put out something of their own.
B. Rodell Brother magazine and booklets from Feed Publishing
Of course, maybe you have to be David Chang for someone to agree to put out a magazine for you. But in recent days I've come across similar ventures on a way smaller scale: The chef-made zine. I've been in Atlanta for the Atlanta Food & Wine festival, and during my time here, two chefs have handed me publications they've produced and put out themselves, small volumes of the type of food conversations they'd like to be having but aren't seeing anywhere else.More »