Coming this fall from Smart Pop, just in time for Halloween (and the next season of The Walking Dead): The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide by chef and zombie nerd Lauren Wilson, with illustrations by Kristian Bauthus.
Maybe you’re thinking: How many recipes for braaaaaaains can there really be? And why would I want them?
But The Art of Eating is a guide for those of us not yet infected and struggling to survive—it’s 300+ full-color, illustrated pages of recipes, survival tips, and more to help you eat well even after the zpoc. Just because the undead’s taste buds are atrophying doesn’t mean yours have to!
Learn the best order in which to clean out your fridge when the power goes out. How to stock your safe house for maximum culinary enjoyability. The art and science of pickling and canning, how to make freeze dried food palatable, safe urban foraging, and making a meal of mealworms. (Read more here.)
As Robert Kirkman’s co-writer on The Walking Dead novels, Jay Bonansinga, described it:
A beautiful, cock-eyed culinary concoction—truly sui-generis in its conceit and wickedly delicious in the scope of its recipes. Flesh-eating zombies and haute cuisine eating foodies collide in this trippy, rustic cookbook chock-full of inside dish on both the walking dead and the post apocalyptic larder. This one gets FIVE SEVERED HEADS (OF LETTUCE)!
If you sign up for the book’s email update list (on the book page or below), we’ll send you an exclusive PDF preview this summer . . . plus keep you updated on any giveaways. (The author’s putting together a few “savory survival tins” for later this year, so you’ll be prepared for unexpected outbreaks at the drop of a severed head.)
In the meantime, good luck out there!