Title: The Hungover Cookbook
Author: Milton Crawford
Publisher: London : Square Peg, c2010.
Call No.: 641.874 CRA -[COO]
With such a plain cover, you may be wondering why I chose this book for this feature. Well, look closely, reader, and you may find yourself tickled by the clever title. Or should I say, the clever placement of the title’s letters.
Yes, at first glance, you can assume it’s all about recipes for the hungover (which, of course, it is). But the significance of the title is further underscored with its cheeky placement of the letters, demanding a second scrutiny as if one were truly drunk, muddle-headed and, well, hungover. That alone was enough to pique my curiosity in this book.
With inspiration from P.G. Wodehouse’s classification of hangover types in “The Mating Season”, Crawford presents over a hundred recipes designed to soothe whimpering souls who have perhaps danced too much with the Green Fairy. Some may sound common, like the Bloody Mary, while others sound exotic, such as the Knickerbocker Glory with Refreshers. If you find yourself battling hangovers, this can be a handy guide in finding some moments of comfort and relief in culinary pleasures.