Book Review: Comfort Eating with Nick Cave: Vegan Recipes to Get Deep Inside of You
Dedicated to anyone nursing a broken heart, a beer and a burrito, Comfort Eating with Nick Cave: Vegan Recipes to Get Deep Inside of You, a, you guessed it, vegan cookbook, seeks to fill your face with scads of different vegan recipes from Joshua Ploeg, all of which are paired with a one-of-a-kind illustration of the namesake himself, Nick Cave, from illustrator Automne Zingg. Clever illustrations showing the musician doing everything from crying tears of chili and engorging on a giant burrito as he weeps to getting primal on some jerky and swimming in a giant bowl of crème brulee abound throughout Comfort Eating with Nick Cave: Vegan Recipes to Get Deep Inside of You, while recipes for the likes of tacos, jambalaya, mushy peas, Reuben sandwiches and tofu dogs litter the pages. And Ploeg didn’t forget dessert either, as there are recipes to be found here for pop tartes, New York-style cheesecake and banana cream pie. Just like Zingg and Ploeg’s other cookbooks (see Defensive Eating with Morrissey: Vegan Recipes from the One You Left Behind), Comfort Eating with Nick Cave: Vegan Recipes to Get Deep Inside of You is both funny and educational; a quick read that comes in handy whenever you’re alone, in a bathtub, of your own tears. Or, you know, hungry and listening to Nick Cave.