The post-apocalyptic cookbook

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Let's do this, fellow gourmets and gourmands!

In this thread, we share and discuss recipes that should remain viable under TLD conditions and also taste nice, because we all have a wellbeing-bar in our lives ^_^ I'll start with some:

Tamago kake gohan


  • 1 cup rice (ubiquitous and lasts almost indefinitely)
  • 1 egg (Personally, I live in an area full of chicken farms so I'd probably find some)
  • Soy sauce (Should be fairly frequent in the first year after the apocalypse)
  • Salt


  • Cook rice with salt and put said rice in a bowl
  • Crack egg over rice, add soy sauce
  • Done

It's a popular breakfast dish in Japan and I, personally, sometimes eat it for dinner when I'm low on money. It's tasty, cheap and the ingredients last for a long time.



  • 1 loaf of bread (only available ~1 week after apocalypse in packaged form, freshly beaked loafs may become available later)
  • Meat of any kind
  • Optional: Cheese, onions, spices, other stuff


  • Cut off one end of the loaf of bread and empty most of the interior. You can eat the leftover bread or use it as bait for snares
  • Stuff meat and other optional stuff in it
  • Bake until the meat is well done to minimize parasite and food poisoning risk
  • Done

I make this very often in a more sophisticated manner for my RPG groups as a snack - it's tasty and way cheaper than ordering pizza once a week. Can also be made over a campfire, although using raw dough instead of bread makes more sense there.

Survival Hotpot


  • As many nettles as you can find
  • Water
  • Salt


  • Meat, veggies, what you can find.


  • Toss it all into a pot and boil it 'til the nettles don't sting anymore and any optional ingredients are done
  • Seriously, you can't do anything wrong with nettles except eat them raw
  • Done

I actually made this a few times in my life when I was totally broke, and it's surprisingly tasty. Guess they don't call nettles the poor man's spinach for nothing. Works surprisingly well with canned tuna and onions! Watch your nettles though - don't take the ones directly adjacent to roads or paths, there's car exhausts and dog urine on them.

The Strong Dark


  • 1 tall glass, like the ones used in Long Island Ice Tea
  • Coffee
  • Vodka (or whatever booze you have at hand)
  • Maple Syrup


  • Dirty Harry
  • A cut-up rifle round to decorate the glass with


  • Boil coffee, mix everything together. Make sure the maple syrup properly dissolves
  • Get wasted

You don't want to know how much I enjoyed this when I finally got my hands on a bottle of maple syrup (which was HIDEOUSLY expensive). Good thing I don't have a drivers license I guess.

So, what are your recipes? Foods, drinks, desserts all welcome! :jerky:

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