Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts

Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts Review

Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the best selling author and veteran chef, Anthony Bourdain ( Kitchen Confidential , Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown ) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose ( Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster ) back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro !.

Featuring all-new original recipes prepared by Bourdain, plus a guide to the ghostly legendary spirits behind these horrifying tales. This horror anthology is sure to please--and scare!


On a dark, haunted night, a Russian Oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles--where each storyteller tells a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings--and prays to survive the challenge.

Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.

Including stellar artists Sebastian Cabrol, Vanesa Del Rey, Francesco Francavilla, Irene Koh, Leo Manco, Alberto Ponticelli, Paul Pope, and Mateus Santolouco as well as amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope.

Title:Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau

    I always admire a successful person who crosses over into another field. Anthony Bourdain does a fantastic job of talking his first passion (cooking) and weaving horrific tales around what we consume....

  • Lauren

    Hungry Ghosts: Tales of Fear and Food from Around the World was Anthony Bourdain's last work before his death in June 2018.Bourdain, an admirer of Japanese folklore as well as graphic novels/comics, w...

  • Gabrielle

    Anthony Bourdain loved creepy stories, and he was very fond of Japanese culture, and “Hungry Ghosts” is his take on an old Edo-period Japanese parlor game. In the original context, guests would ga...

  • Stewart Tame

    It's a crying shame that Bourdain’s death means that we won't get to see this side of him come out to play again. I’ve been a fan of the man and his work for many years, but I had no idea he was s...

  • Peacegal

    I'm starting this review by saying that I have changed my mind about Anthony Bourdain (sort of) in the wake of his untimely death. I used to hate the guy. His obnoxiousness to the animal world...ok, m...

  • Michelle

    Wow!Alot of work and research went into this book.I loved it for its creativity,entertainment, are and historical integrity.A rare jem to hold in your hands.Even better to read and devour.The ribbon a...

  • Elspeth

    Oh mannnnn I really wanted to love this. It could have been perfect. I don't know if it was a short production schedule or what but the transitions between issues just did not make sense. First it's t...

  • Simon

    An inventive set of tales that features all the tastiness of modern comics art (Francavilla and Pope and Santaluoco, oh my) but lacks a bit of substance. The stories, as is tradition in anthologies, v...

  • Sunny

    I was intrigued by a comic that integrated Japanese folk horror with cooking. Plus, I wanted to read something that may inspire me to try cooking different dishes. Gory images mixed with storytelling-...

  • Alex

    I enjoy Anthony Bourdain's writing and mourn the loss of his voice. Unlike his other writings i don't hear his voice in my head when I read it, but I love that he worked in comics. His sensibilities s...