You duck into the safest-looking abandoned house you can find and hold your breath as you listen for the approaching zombie horde you’ve been running from all day. You hear a gurgling sound. Is it the undead? No—it’s your stomach.
When the zombie apocalypse tears down life and society as we know it, it will mean no more take out, no more brightly lit, immaculately organized aisles of food just waiting to be plucked effortlessly off the shelves. No more trips down to the local farmers’ market. No more microwaved meals in front of the TV or intimate dinner parties. No, when the undead rise, eating will be hard, and doing it successfully will become an art.
The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse is a cookbook and culinary field guide for the busy zpoc survivor. With more than 80 recipes (from Overnight of the Living Dead French Toast and It’s Not Easy Growing Greens Salad to Down & Out Sauerkraut, Honey & Blackberry Mead, and Twinkie Trifle), scads of gastronomic survival tips, and dozens of diagrams and illustrations that help you scavenge, forage, and improvise your way to an artful post-apocalypse meal. The Art of Eating is the ideal handbook for efficient food sourcing and inventive meal preparation in the event of an undead uprising.
Whether you decide to hole up in your own home or bug out into the wilderness, whether you prefer to scavenge the dregs of society or try your hand at apocalyptic agriculture, and regardless of your level of skill or preparation, The Art of Eating will help you navigate the wasteland and make the most of what you eat.
The perfect gift for anyone on your list worried about their survival skills (and a good sense of humour), this is the perfect guide for getting through the zombie apocalypse that is surely coming. While others are fighting to stay alive, the smarty pants with a copy of The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse will be laughing, or at least not starving. Many of the tips included are even helpful for more mundane situations like extended power outages and regular old disasters that may have you using basic survival skills.
The book covers various survival cooking methods, survival skill set such as fishing, tracking, rooftop gardening, procuring water etc.. There is even a guide for creating your own toolkit which is something you may want to put together right now. You know. Just in case. It pretty much covers everything you could possibly need to know to survive the very worst of disasters. It even covers scavenging which as you may know is a skill necessary for surviving the Zombie Apocalypse and includes a list of places to avoid and places to target. Good to know!
Of course, this is a cookbook at heart and there are some pretty delicious sounding recipes included like the Apolcaypse Nownies. There are, of course, some seriously survivalist sounding recipes like the Mealworm Fried Rice and Roasted Tree Rat. While I am sure these recipes are quite good, I think I’d be surrendering to the Zombies by that point.
The best part of gifting The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse is that you may just save a loved ones life!
About the Author:
Lauren was infected with a rare strain of undead enthusiasm over a decade ago while fighting off the zombie menace of Raccoon City in the original Resident Evil. From video games to comic books, zombie walks to online communities, there are few corners of the culture she has not explored. And she’s got a decent zed t-shirt collection, to boot.
When not nerding out about zombies, space, or Adventure Time, Lauren works in the world of food as a professional cook and writer. Since completing her culinary training at Toronto’s George Brown Chef School in 2008 she has done a variety of work–from restaurant cooking to cheesemongering, online sales to catering, teaching cooking classes to writing for print and online media. She completed research and course development work at George Brown examining the career motivations, ambitions, and expectations of students with the aim of better understanding low female representation at the executive level of professional kitchens.
After eating up all the good bits of Toronto, Lauren followed a trail of crumbs to Brooklyn, New York, where she is cooking, eating, writing, and teaching happily.
The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide is available in paperback from Smart Pop as well as Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!