"A hangover is an opportunity to see and taste the world in a new way," and so he's created a compendium of recipes meant to take full advantage of this altered state. Crawford has divided the cookbook into sections, each devoted to the most prevalent types of hangovers, as described in P.G. Wodehouse's screwball novel, The Mating Season.
To determine what sort of hangover is plaguing you, Crawford has devised a series of visual tests ("How many black dots do you see?" Answer A, "The whole page is full of black holes that I feel I may fall into at any moment") and a physical questionnaire ("How does your head feel?" Answer D, "A bomb has exploded inside my skull and all that's left is the drip, drip, drip of alcohol creating stalactites and stalagmites in my empty, aching cave of a cranium.") Based on your answers, you are directed to a chapter of recipes designed for what ails you, ranging from spicy belly bombs to the gentler tummy tamers.
While The Hungover Cookbook was about stylishly eating your way to a full recovery after a night of boozing, The Drunken Cookbook is a funny, witty and entertaining guide for the night before the morning after and how to satisfy your hunger when you’ve had a drink or two – or six.
Whether you’ve been out dancing until 2am or just popped out for a couple of pints after work, if you have the booze munchies – and are still compos mentis enough to read and cook the recipes, of course - then this is the book for you.
Complete with fun diagnostic tests to determine just how tipsy you are - from The Duracell (you’re going to be up and partying all night), to The Penguin (unsteady and comical) and The Puppy Dog (friendly and inoffensive), The Drunken Cookbook is packed full of delicious recipes which range in difficulty - depending on how many drinks you’ve had - and are divided into appealing sections such as Meat, Heat, Fried, Carbs, Party Food and Boozy Desserts. Perfect dishes for soaking up the booze and restoring your health ready for the morning after.
The Hungover Cookbook has sold almost 100,000 copies since publication and was published in the US, Germany, The Netherlands and Finland. This sequel is the perfect Christmas stocking filler or Secret Santa gift. Rights have been sold to Clarkson Potter in the US.
Milton Crawford is an author and journalist, and in keeping with the most honorable traditions of the writing profession, a drinker of distinction.