Food Travel > Food Trends > Cook your way out of your hangover Date posted: February 24, 2012

Cook your way out of your hangover

Yes, you did it again. And you didn’t even realise it. One drink led to another, you had a ball ended up feeling ‘tired’ and heading home. Little did you know the worst would come the morning after…dry mouth, weak as a kitten and the mother and father of all headaches. Never again. Until the next time that is. What can you do to fix this pickle you’ve got yourself into?

Oh, that hangover feeling that leaves you miserable in bed, your hands a bit shaky and your stomach turned upside down. You drunk way too much last night and this morning you are feeling the pain, guilt and abject shame of a lingering hangover.

Know your hangover. The first step is to identify what type of hangover you have.

The Hangover Cookbook by Milton Crawford distinguishes between 6 different kinds of hangover and for each one suggests a different recipe that ranges from the typical English breakfast to “fishmonger” sandwich. 

The Broken Compass, the Sewing Machine, the Comet, the Atomic, the Cement Mixer and the Gremlin Boogie: to find out which type of hangover you belong to, and a remedy to it, too, buy the book online and experiment!

But no matter how easy the recipes are, my suggestion is you prepare the ingredients in advance. It’s not that wise – nor safe – to slice a fish when you are hangover.


Remember,  the best cure for any hangover is to drink copious amounts of water before you go to bed.

And don’t fool yourself thinking this purchase is useless because you are not going to get drunk ever again. You know it, I know it: it’s going to happen, and sooner than you think. 

Written by: Elisa della Barba

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