The next set of tales focuses on the intense lives of chefs, both inside and outside the kitchen. The first tale Deep written by Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose, and illustrated by Sebastian Cabrol, tells the story about a young chef apprentice dealing with the abusive kitchen environment, receiving extra torment from a head sous chef. But there is such a thing as kitchen karma, and all that torment will not go unnoticed. In the second tale Boil in The Belly written by Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose, and illustrated by Paul Pope, tells the tale about a a big city chef that returns home to the small-town home to cook up meal for his family. However, his visit brings more than hungry appetites and soon an unexpected guest arrives to eat.
Issue #3 tells two different version of horror, Deep shows off some real world nuisances about working in a kitchen that shifts into the supernatural and Boil in The Belly is an over the top horror comedy. The two flavors of stories keeps the two stories fresh to read and fun to think about the real world connections. Since these stories are inspired by chefs, some of the elements in Deep are unfortunately true. (Sometimes having a kitchen demon could be favorable?). As the series is reaching it’s final issue, the stories getting grim, matching the point of the main narrative of chefs telling scarier stories. The upcoming issue will finish the series and the winner of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai will be determined.