In its latest issue, fancy foodie fanzine Lucky Peach, the journalistic extension of celebrity chef David Chang of Momofuku fame’s culinary curiosity, tackles tailgating culture on the Plains.
Turns out they were more enamored with our football then with our food. Of course, after a game like that, Wolfgang Puck could have been serving diamond encrusted sushi off of Nigella Lawson and you could say the same thing. Yes, the first taste of Auburn football for Chang, and the magazine’s editor, Chris Ying, came at the 2013 Iron Bowl, thanks in no small part to former Eagle Eye TV director Kathryn Johnson, who worked with Chang after graduating from AU in 2012.
Included in the story: Pat Dye sightings, former Tigers center Yann Cowart’s unoriginal recipe for tomato grits, Nova, sugar, miracles.
Curiously absent: any sampling or even mention of Auburn’s one local delicacy that has garnered regional, national, even supernatural acclaim.
“It (the Iron Bowl ending) one of the greatest moments of my life,” Chang told Sports Illustrated in December. “It was the best thing I’ve ever experienced.”
Chang and Co. were also documenting their journey on Instagram.
You can buy a copy of the All You Can Eat issue of Lucky Peach here. It hits magazine stands Tuesday.
Other celebrity reactions to the Iron Bowl: Justin Timberlake, Rob Lowe.
Related: Molly Sims at the Iron Bowl.
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More OMG Iron Bowl:
* Congrats, Auburn fans—you survived an earthquake
* Cremated remains found in Jordan-Hare Stadium after Iron Bowl
* Cam Newton ‘War Eagles’ throughout his post-game press conference Sunday after Iron Bowl
* New York Post: Iron Bowl ending ‘greatest in the history of sports’
* Pensacola bridge completely covered in Auburn graffiti after Iron Bowl
* Highlights, Iron Bowl, Highlights
* Watch Rod Bramblett, Stan White and the Auburn radio broadcast booth react to the final play
* Hear Rod and Eli back to back
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