Vintage Queensland cookery book - Fish as food and fish cookery (1921)

Fish as food and fish cookery : with appendix on cooking rabbit and turtle was compiled by the Department of Instruction, Central Technical College. According to newspaper reports the book was published around 1921.

Front cover - Fish as food and fish cookery : with appendix on cooking rabbit and turtle (ca.1921). John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Brisbane's Daily Standard newspaper (06/04/1921) provides a brief overview of the publication - "There are 74 recipes contained in the book for preparing fish, oysters, prawns, and crabs, 11 recipes for the preparation of rabbits and 10 recipes for the preparation of turtle... It is hoped that the public will take advantage of the opportunity offered to obtain a reliable cookery publication at a nominal sum."

The cookery book contains recipes for dishes such as fish and oyster pie, eels fried in batter, curried flathead and salmon mayonnaise. It also includes a list of how different type of fish should be prepared - boiled, baked, fried and/or steamed.

Recipes from  Fish as food and fish cookery

The booklet is also filled with interesting advertisements for Queensland products and services.

Advertisement for Palings Player Pianos from Fish as food and fish cookery

Advertisement for Goanna Salve from Fish as food and fish cookery

Fish as food and fish cookery : with appendix on cooking rabbit and turtle has been digitised and can be viewed on our One Search catalogue.

Myles Sinnamon - Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland

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