Eat Your Feelings With Morrissey & Nick Cave-Inspired Vegan Cookbooks
Just because you’ve sworn off meat doesn’t mean your taste in music isn’t impeccable. For all the melancholy souls out there with a soft spot for The Smiths and Nick Cave, we’ve found the perfect combination of your favourite things: food, music and sadness – and it’s all thanks to Automne Zingg. The New York-based artist boasts more than just an incredible name. An illustrator, musician and visual artist, Zingg uses dark sense of humour and surreal imagery to make comical critiques about popular culture. Case in point: Comfort Eating with Nick Cave: Vegan Recipes to Get Deep Inside of You and Defensive Eating with Morrissey: Vegan Recipes from the One You Left Behind. With the help of Joshua Ploeg, keeper of the keys over at The Touring Vegan Chef, Zingg has collated a selection of vegan recipes to delight anyone who thinks meat is murder. Each recipe, from New York-style cheesecake and burritos through to mango chilli ice cream and mushroom burgers, has been inspired by the lyrics of The Pope of Mope and The Black Crow King, with Zingg splicing in some of the more absurd elements pop culture has to offer.
While the books don’t officially have the Nick ‘n’ Moz seal of approval, Zingg very nearly got there: “Morrissey’s manager really liked the book and pushed and pushed him but he’s kind of… humourless,” says Zingg’s publisher, Microcosm. “We even offered to give money to his favourite charity. He eventually just stopped engaging. Unbeknownst to us, Nick Cave’s son had just died when we got in touch so his manager said that he could not be involved.”
Whiz through our hand-picked selection of vegan recipes below. We’re particularly smitten with the Nick Cave-inspired pho as well as the Death of a Disco Dancer fries.
Comfort Eating with Nick Cave and Defensive Eating with Morrissey by Automne Zingg are out now through Microcosm Publishing.