I really love reading about food. Where food comes from, how it's made, who makes it, where itís served, who eats it, the traditions behind it, the future of food, its cultural significance... I enjoy reading about food as much as I love eating it, if not more. When I get a new cookbook, I sit down and devour its contents as though it were a novel. HUCKLEBERRY FINN? EAST OF EDEN? No thanks, I've got my COOK'S ILLUSTRATED BEST RECIPE SOUPS book, THE FRUGAL GOURMET, my fuckin' Heloise and my Alton Brown. Nevermind that I hardly ever put my vast cornucopia of cooking knowledge to use. Yeah, I make my living as a cook. But it's really not the same as doing it at home. Someday, when I'm in my declining years, Iíll be foisting trays of culinary delights upon frightened neighbor children who run, screaming, 'EEK! It's the crazy cooking cat lady! ARGGG!!!' Until then, zines like THE HUNGOVER GOURMET will satiate my appetite for good, hearty food stories. Issue 7 tackles forgotten eateries, restaurant reviews, a love affair with licorice, our own Davida's admission of being a foodie, Indonesian dining mishaps plus zine & movie reviews and more. The combination of tantalizing contributors and savory editor make this a nutritious, tasty issue. It's hard to read about eateries I'll never be able to experience (because they've closed or they're too far away), but I'll manage. After all, my hobby is reading recipes I'll never cook!