‘The Hungoevr Coobkook’ is the drinker’s guide to the perfect gastronomic hangover cure. And for those who love to find a typo I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed, it really is spelt that way.
The book begins by categorising a hangover into six separate groups based on PG Wodehouse’s 1949 novel The Mating Season. The types of hangover are defined as the Broken Compass, the Sewing Machine, the Comet, the Atomic, the Cement Mixer and the Gremlin Boogie.
To identify your type of hangover you must answer four visual tests and a questionnaire. The book is written in a comic style and whilst these tests are probably a fun activity whilst sober, it might be a hard task to manage if you really have had too much to drink the night before.
Once the tests are completed, you can look forward to treats such as the Elvis Presley peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich or stilton and pears on toast. Whether these unusual delights are enough to cure your half a crate of Strongbow suffering remains to be seen, but it’s worth a try.
One thing letting this book down is the lack of photos. A cookbook just doesn’t seem right without a picture of the food you’re trying to create. Considering this, the book is more of a novelty read rather than a serious culinary experience, although it’s well worth an attempt if all other cures fail.
‘The Hangoevr Coobkook’ by Milton Crawford is out now at all good book stores priced at £6.99.