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Jan 1, 2011

THE CURE IS WORSE THAN THE HANGOVER

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!  Or sorry was that too loud. Does your head hurt? Is your stomach doing flipflops? Awwww poor baby. Did you have a good time?
Well this is a little early but some of this information will help you before the New Years parties.

Besides the obvious way not to be hungover...not drinking, here are some other things to try.
In China they drink strong green tea or water with lemon or vinegar.
Germans eat pickled herring or rollmops. This is refered to as katerfruhstuck or hangover breakfast.
Americans will make a cocktail of  tomato juice, Worscestershire sauce, black pepper and a raw egg yolk. You can add a little hair of the dog if you know what I mean and no I am not literal here. Be cautious with raw egg. Swallow this down very quickly. If it stays down I would be surprised.
In the Netherlands they feel a couple of cold beers are the sure cure. Or are they just starting over?
Polish remedies include sour things such as soured milk that has been left out for a couple days or very vinegary pickles. Because they just don't think your stomach is sour enough after drinking lime margaritas all night.

Vuelva al la vida is a Mexican seafood salad of shellfish mixed with tomato, onion, lime and cilantro just like a fish salsa. In english this means "return to life".
Russians prefer to head to the sauna and whip themselves vigorously with birch branches while sweating out the toxins.
In Italy coffee is the key to getting through the hangover. I would think it would have to be delicious strong Italian coffee best drank right there in Greve.
Japan cures what ails them with extremely salty pickled plums sometimes taken with green tea. This is known as the "futsuka yoi" or "two days drunk". Other cures are a miso soup with freshwater clams and fresh or dried persimmons.
Saving the best for last we have the Romanian cure which is also popular in Mexico, Turkey and many other countries. My brother in law is Romanian but you can be sure he has never tried this cure. If anything I think it would cure you from ever drinking again. Here they eat a tripe soup that is boiled in a greasy, salty soup with cream, root vegetables, garlic and vinegar.

Well if you survive the hangover the cure may kill you. Take care and Happy New Year to all of my bloggy friends. All the best in 2011.

6 comments:

Shellbelle said...

The only headache I have this morning is from listening to all the loud, exploding fireworks that I had to listen to for FOUR hours last night. I'd love to try some of these cures on those in my neighborhood who don't understand that you're supposed to shoot them off at MIDNIGHT, not for three hours before and another hour afterward. I'm particularly interested in trying out the Russian method of whipping them with branches and then force feeding them Romanian Tripe Soup…yep, that should show them how much I enjoyed all those cherry bombs. Thanks for the head's up!

Happy New Year Lori!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gotta love the Netherlands:@)

Carol said...

No hangover, but these cures sure make my tummy queasy! EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

The Stray Cat said...

Buh! The cures sound worse than the condition! Thanks but no thanks!

A very Happy New Year to you.

Kathleen said...

Bleck! Glad I don't drink! Besides, I have lots of great stories that none of them remember! Black mail!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

The only reason I was awake at midnight is because the neighbor's fireworks woke me up!

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