Book Review: The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse by Lauren Wilson

March 2, 2015 Blog, Book Reviews, Horror, Zombies 0

Book Review: The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse by Lauren WilsonThe Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse by Kristian Bauthus, Lauren Wilson
Published by Smart Pop on Oct 28 2014
Genres: Apocalyptic, Cooking, zombie
Pages: 320
Source: NetGalley
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Just because the undead’s taste buds are atrophying doesn’t mean yours have to!

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.

My Thoughts

So sad that this was only a sample! I plan to email the author straight away because let me tell you, this was great!

What I enjoyed most was the different ways of thinking. There were so many things that I just did not think about and honestly, I don’t think I would have. The recipes are meals that can be made prior to any zombie apocalypse and have a real health quality to them but more so it is all about survival.

One of the first meals is french toast! French toast in the zombie apocalypse! Who knew!?

And although it surrounds how to eat there are some seriously good survival tips in here. Whether for a zombie apocalypse or for an asteroid hit, this book is easy enough to understand that anyone can use it, but is chock full of information that a layman just would not have thought of.

All I know is that I cannot wait to read more.

 

 

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, where she is cooking, eating, writing, and teaching happily.

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