Pounding headache, full-body sweats, a lingering sense of bewilderment over whatever transpired the night before – these are the all-familiar effects of a hangover. Everyone has their preferred cures that they swear by… but what actually works? Hangover Helper has the answers.
In this spirited collection that’s guaranteed to cure even the most harrowing headache, Lauren Shockey offers tried and true recipes inspired by culinary traditions from around the globe – ever try Kongnamul Gukbap (one of South Korea’s many mouthwatering hangover soups) or a Francesinha (a meaty, cheesy Portuguese hangover sandwich)?
Each of the 50 recipes includes indicates how easy it is to make while hungover. Some dishes, such as the Bacon, Egg and Cheese or the Pepperoni Pizza Bagel, can easily be made even if you’re still drunk the following morning! Others make use of traditional pantry staples and leftovers to whip up dishes on the fly, like Bacon Kimchi Fried Rice.
Also included are brunch cocktails for a hair-of-the-dog approach, and non-alcoholic beverages if you’re going full detox. Of course, having a hangover is not necessary to enjoy this book – it's for armchair drinkers and experienced tipplers alike!
Lauren Shockey is a food writer and trained chef whose first book, Four Kitchens, recounted the year she spent learning to cook in restaurants in New York, Hanoi, Tel Aviv and Paris. Formerly the restaurant critic at The Village Voice, she has written for print and online publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, Saveur, Slate and many more. She lives in New York City with her husband and son. Say hello to her online at www.laurenshockey.com or @LDShockey.