Editors’ Note: You know, it’s hard thinking of snarky commentary every day, so we’ve opened up the labor pool to our fellow food bloggers.
This week our panel of hung-over experts tell us their cures for fixing the nasty post-drinking bug.
Spoonfuls of honey.
—Melissa McCart, Counter Intelligence
Ummm, don’t hate me, but I don’t actually get hangovers. I tell people it’s the Irish blood in me, though plenty of people with more Irish blood than me get hangovers… but I’ll say after a night of heavy drinking, I sure like a good ol’ fry up – greasy breakfast, fried eggs, corned beef hash and/or bacon, sausage, home fries, buttery toast, jam, wait… what were we talking about?
—Yvo Sin, Feisty Foodie
Bacon! There was a scientific study on bacon that proved its hangover curing effects.
—Jason Mosley, Mr. Baconpants
Gum. Preferably Doublemint. I don’t know if it’s the mintiness or the chewing or what, but upon awakening with my first hangover ever, someone insisted gum would help and pressed a piece into my hand, and I’ve always found it to work.
—Kristen Bonardi Rapp, gezellig-girl.com
Miso soup. Japanese food always makes me feel really clean, and when I’ve had too much to drink I boil a pot of water and add a lot of miso. Sometimes I’ll add scallions and tofu, but let’s be honest — when I’m hungover I can barely move, let alone cook. Miso in hot water followed by a nap and I’m cured.
—Amy Cavanaugh, Ms. Cavanaugh Goes to Washington
A fried egg sandwich, with hot sauce, a smattering of cheese, on toast. Grilled cheese with Dijon is a close second. Almost forgot — my hangover noodles — Asian-style noodles (I like udon) slathered up a mix of stir-fried veg, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, chiles. Hmm..maybe I should tie one on tonite so I have an excuse to make some…
—Kim O’Donnel, A Mighty Appetite
Fried chicken & waffles, preferably at Marvin on U street. It’s really the ultimate hangover cure.
—Michael, Brunch DC
Raw garlic, three big cloves, chewed up and washed down with the biggest glass of water I can find. This also cures incoming colds and flu.
—C. Christy Concrete, The Concordant Opposition. and Endless Simmer
What—besides alcohol—cures your hangover?