3 Cookbooks and guides to teach you how to survive during the eventual zombie apocalypse

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Imagine you have just fended off 50 zombies and manages to get to a place that is safe from the undead. Along with needing a shower and a good night’s sleep, you’re probably hungry. After expelling so much energy to survive, you now have to cook all your meals with whatever you can find. To prepare for this eventuality, we have gathered three different apocalypse preparedness cookbooks and guides to help you get ready to fend for yourself.

1. The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide; $22

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Discover Insight Editions’ ‘The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide’ by Lauren Wilson on Amazon.

The ultimate authority on how to survive a zombie apocalypse is the people from The Walking Dead. They have had to deal with these undead beasts for so many years now that they should be the ones to teach us how to survive. This cookbook and survival guide details how to make food from the show, like Carl’s chocolate pudding and Carol’s beet and acorn cookies. You’ll also learn tactics like foraging, cooking outdoors, and methods of building a fire. This cookbook and survival guide is perfect for The Walking Dead fans and a fun gift for survival enthusiasts.

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2. Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse: Another Cookbook of Sorts;  $31

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Discover Knopf’s ‘Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse: Another Cookbook of Sorts’ by Frédéric Morin, David McMillan, and Meredith Erikson on Amazon.

Joe Beef is a James Beard award-nominated restaurant in Montreal. The restaurant’s partners Frédéric Morin and David McMillan have paired up again for their second cookbook all about how to survive the apocalypse. They added Meredith Erikson, one of the first servers at Joe Beef, to co-write the book. They even joke on their website that they would’ve included a DIY mask guide if they knew about the eventual pandemic. This cookbook isn’t specific to a zombie apocalypse, but it still has relevant information like storing a pantry for your bunker, making your soap and cough drops. Along with 150 recipes, you’ll be able to ride out the pandemic or apocalypse in style with the Québécois dishes to enjoy.

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3. The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide; $18

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Discover Smart Pop’s ‘The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide’ by Lauren Wilson and Kristian Bauthus on Amazon.

Authors Lauren Wilson and Kristian Bauthus understand that we won’t function as usual when the zombie apocalypse comes. This horrible event means no more takeout, farmer’s markets, or farm-to-table restaurants. We will have to create all our food every day, all day. The cookbook has 80 recipes and tons of tips on scavenging and thinking on your feet to make a meal while running away from the undead.

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