by The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Monday 13 June 2011

Everybody seems to have their own remedy for it: aspirin, coffee, soda water, hair of the dog. But now a man named Milton Crawford (a Brit, naturally) has written an actual manual for how to get rid of that morning-after ick: The Hungover Cookbook.

Before throwing you into the recipes, Crawford asks you to diagnose the particular strain of hangover from which you’re suffering. There are six varieties, he tells us, ranging from the Broken Compass (you feel disoriented, confused, and restless) to the Sewing Machine (you can’t shake that pulsating headache). Each variety of hangover comes with its own set of recommended medicine, in the form of hearty breakfast dishes like Mexican ranch-style eggs or a peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich. The dishes sound tasty; let’s just hope our bleary eyes let us read the instructions.