What to eat at the end of the world?
Once the preppers run out of freeze-dried meals and we’ve already looted all the canned food. The last stop before cannibalism?
According to this piece from io9, rats. But they can be made palatable. Check out “Recipes for the post-apocalypse.”
I, however, remain a big fan of M.F.K. Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf. I mean, just because the world has ended, there’s no reason to surrender our palates.
Eating after the end
Some of us think with our stomaches—and certainly any zombie-killing post-apocalyptic army will march on their stomaches—so the question of what to eat after the apocalypse has repercussions. We’ve seen all the stores squirrelled away by survivalists, but io9 asks a good question: Could you really survive the apocalypse by eating freeze-dried food?
The answer is yes, but it’ll be expensive.
One is easily looking at $10 to $15 dollars a day per person to sustain a diet of freeze dried food. Remember, this is food you might end up eating for hundreds of meals if a breakdown of society never comes.
But there’s something new on the horizon! As Boing Boing tells us, canned sandwiches (in two flavors of peanut butter and jelly and a tasty BBQ chicken), are available for vending machines and survivalist packs. Of course, they’ve only got a one-year shelf life, so if the apocalypse and post-apocalypse last longer than that, we may be in trouble.
Do you wonder what to serve at Armageddon?
Don’t rely on what’s being poured out of those bowls. Seriously, the proper End Times hostess will be prepared with apocalypse cakes! Try some Raining Blood Red Velvet Cake, Hail the Devil’s Food Cake or Whore of Babylon Fruit Tart for a traditional apocalypse. For the more “War on Islamofascism” Armageddon scenario, there’s Global Jihad Date Cake. And if you’re a Democrat (or just sane), there’s a pure political end of days offering with President Palin Half-Baked Alaska. That’s just the tip of the culinary iceberg. This looks like great fun, if you have a rather sick sense of humor (I do) and enjoy baking (yes, I do).