A new quarterly ‘culture journal’ launching this May, Special Request becomes the latest shiny new publication to hit shelves. “It is too simple a thing to look at one part of a culture – food or art or cars or people who have sex with balloons or whatever – when a culture is a combination of many different things working in concert.” This first issue tackles food, if you’re expecting a selection of dinner party recipes or an ode to samphire you may be a little disappointed. Coming at this from a whole selection of angles you’ll find Wu Tang’s GZA and John C Reilly talking about their favourite sandwiches, New York Times bestseller Sam Lipsyte on snacks, Geoff Dyer on Photographer Jacob Holdt and contributions from the likes of Thomas Bayrle, Thomas Lohr and Margot Henderson of Rochelle Canteen. Take a look inside in the gallery and find a copy here.
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