December 2, 2016

Book Review: The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com

I really did not know what to expect when I was invited to review The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse. But I was intrigued enough to want to read it so I agreed. I’m a fan of the zombie genre, enjoy watching The Walking Dead and read the book World War Z long before it was made into a movie.

When I received my review copy I was pleasantly surprised with the production quality. The book is nicely presented with full color illustrations and glossy pages. I started reading it and got even more interested, as I found the advice given to be sound and practical advice that applies not only to a zombie apocalypse, but also a long term grid down disaster. Just as the subtitle indicates, the book is indeed “a cookbook and culinary survival guide.” In short, it is for anyone who wants to continue eating well during TEOTWAWKI, whether caused by a zombie outbreak or a grid down disaster.

Here is a small sampling of what you’ll learn:

-How to find food and water in a disaster
-How to forage wild edibles
-Various ways to garden if you are in a small space trying to be discreet about it such as container gardening, wind farming, sprouting and a lot more.
-Preserving food such as canning, fermenting, drying, curing etc.
-Improvised cooking in the wild
-How to build a mud oven
-How to make your own sea salt

I also found the advice to be helpful: I liked that the author recommended packing a few spices in your bug out bag so food would not taste so bland. I also liked the section on growing food from trash, which I know really works. The book gave me a few more ideas to try. There is even a section on edible insects, which I hope I never have to rely on. The book balances good information with a lot of humor.

All in all, I really liked The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse. I think zombie fans, preppers and foodies alike would enjoy the humor.  It is a fun addition to your survival library.  It would make a great gift as well as a good conversation starter if you keep it in your kitchen and coffee table.  You might even get your non-prepared friends to realize it’s a good thing to be ready for anything.  Get yourself a copy – you’ll get a few laughs and learn a thing or two.

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