Food is a big deal now. Granted, you’ve always needed it to survive, but foodie culture has taken over the mainstream in big way. Between all the cooking shows and entire networks devoted entirely to haute cuisine, people who never gave a shit what they put into their mouths before are all of a sudden experts. Odds are that, after the zombie apocalypse that goes down on AMC’s The Walking Dead, at least a few of those people will remain among the living. What’s a foodie to do? Improvise, like in the zombie-themed infographic above, that’s what.
Depending on how many people make it through the initial outbreak, all the canned and preserved food will be used up before long, and then you’re screwed. It’s hard to farm with zombies crawling all over the place. This new recipe from Kitchen Overlord shows that, even though you may be foraging and scrabbling together meals, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy your food. After all, what’s the point of surviving if your taste buds suffer? We’re not animals.
Follow these simple instructions to whip up what sounds like a delicious lemon pesto out of walnuts and dandelion greens. All of these ingredients, by the way, are readily available in Georgia, the state where The Walking Dead takes place.
My favorite bit of this image is the “acquiring” lemons from other survivors. The rest is all pretty simple. Maybe if you turn into a decent post-apocalyptic chef you can use this as a bartering tool to convince the more badass survivors like Daryl (Norman Reedus) to take care of your ass and bring you rabbits to braise or caramelize or whatever the hell people do. After all, you spent more time pairing wines with entrees than you did learning any useful survival skills.
The Walking Dead returns to TVs everywhere with season four this October.