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70's Cookbook 'Be Bold with Bananas' Is Beyond Gross

We've found this amaazing old cookbook from 1972 that contains a stack of recipes featuring a mostly overlooked ingredient when it comes to preparing dinner...the banana!

Originally published by the Banana Importers of Wellington, NZ, 'Be Bold With Bananas' is a 64 page cookbook stacked with recipes that encouraged 1970's budding gourmet chefs to give the humble yellow fruit more of ago when preparing a meal... 

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We can't believe it was popular enough to warrant a reprint...!

The blurb inside the book says: “Among the extraordinary features of this book are the beautiful, full-page, colour photographs of many of the delectable recipes.”

Recipes include:

Banana Sausages
Bananas and Ham
Curried Meat with Banana (Choose between Chuck Steak or Chicken)
Potato and Banana Nests
Banana Duck in Orange Sauce
Banana Paella
Banana-Condensed Milk Tart
Banana Foam
Poor Mans Banana Pudding
Banana and Egg Salad
Spanish Stew

And: Banana Candles....

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Yep...why not drizzle MAYONNAISE onto an upright banana and place a cherry on top...nothing suss about that...! 

Or how about combining banana's with seafood....

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"Put another shrimp and banana on the barbie mate"

Perhaps you prefer fish?

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Banana sushi anyone?

You know what would go well with ham or chicken? You guessed it...

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And whatever the hell these dodgy looking meals are featuring the ever adaptable banana!

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Ummm....WHAT???

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No. Just NO.

So, if you're thinking of 'changing things up' in the kitchen, next time you're cooking dinner why not take some inspiration and throw in a banana or two.

Or not.

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