the hungover cookbook

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Rather than wallowing in sorrow, misery, and a debilitating headache, take off your indoor sunglasses and find inner-hangover peace in The Hungover Cookbook (yes, it is misspelled on the cover, if you were too tipsy to notice that). Yes, it has recipes, but it is far more than a mere cookbook!

Whilst still in your buzzed morning haze, take a quick quiz to determine your category of pain and the best course of culinary action for alleviating your tequila-trauma. The method isn’t quite what the doctor ordered, but until a magic hangover curing pill is invented, this book should do the trick–or at least get you out of bed.

 Jokes, some scientific background into why your head hurts so f**king much, and witty anecdotes are dispersed between recipes for surprisingly upscale breakfast recipes such as lemon ricotta pancakes or cardamom porridge with spicy apple sauce. Or maybe your misery calls for something more creative, along the lines of the Elvis Presley: a peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich–a creation only edible in a slightly inebriated state. Why, how perfect!

Author Milton Crawford’s specialized-to-your-hangover-breakfast approach is based on PG Wodehouse’s 1949 novel The Mating Season, in which upper-class twit Bertie Wooster identifies six varieties of hangover: the Broken Compass, the Sewing Machine, the Comet, the Atomic, the Cement Mixer and the Gremlin Boogie. Regardless of how scientific this cookbook is, literature and liquor together make for an entertaining read, a fabulous gift, or quite possibly the Holy Grail for hangovers.