Kōrero: Cooking

Mid- to late-20th-century New Zealand cookbooks (2 o 3)

Aunt Daisy's new book of handy hints (1), by radio personality Aunt Daisy (Maud Basham), was published in 1951. Aunt Daisy published her first cookbook in 1934, and her handy-hints books also contained recipes and food-related tips. Undoubtedly the most famous New Zealand cookbook is the Edmonds sure to rise cookery book (2), which was first published in 1908. This edition is from 1952. Community cookbooks like the 1959 New Zealand Country Women's Institute's Cookery book (3) and the Mary Potter Hospice's New Zealand celebrity cookbook (4) were common means of fundraising for non-profit organisations. The red recipe cookbook (5) is a journal whose pages have been filled with handwritten recipes and recipes cut from newspapers and magazines.

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Reference: Aunty Daisy, Aunt Daisy’s book of handy hints : 168 pages full of valuable hints for the housewife. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1951; Edmonds "sure to rise" cookery book. Christchurch: T .J. Edmonds Ltd, 1952; New Zealand Country Women's Institute's cookery book. Wellington: Country Women's Institute, 1959; New Zealand celebrity cookbook. Wellington: Mary Potter Hospice, c 1990s

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David Burton, 'Cooking - Cookbooks, magazines and television shows', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/38540/mid-to-late-20th-century-new-zealand-cookbooks (accessed 16 September 2019)

Story by David Burton, published 5 Sep 2013