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Have a Tuna Adventure!

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Tuna: As You Like It
Tuna Research Foundation
1968 (?)

As a Midwestern kid from the 1960s, tuna casserole was a staple in my mom’s kitchen. It was cheap and easy to make. To this day, tuna casserole is one of the basic comfort foods at my house. Tuna recipes featured in this little book, however, leave a lot to be desired.

Using a theater/performance theme throughout the book, the authors have done their best to make tuna interesting. Love the opening line:

“Open a can of tuna and you open up a tale of adventure…”

Who knew?


tuna fishing and production

recipes for tuna pilaf and tuna loaf

tuna recipes appetizers

tuna burger recipes

11 Responses to Have a Tuna Adventure!

  • I don’t even want to know what is warming in that chafing dish.

  • I like how there’s an X on one of the items in the last picture. “This is the one with the poison…”

  • I’m not sure how this missed being weeded before now, but Oh, My Gosh, I adore all the retro cookbook/pamphlets in my personal collection! Please tell me this didn’t get trashed…

  • Ah, the old days when no one worried their tuna was full of mercury-tainted dolphin meat.

  • Yes, indeed, that’s the first thing I want at a party–a big plate of tuna, straight form the can!

  • The mugs in the upper right corner of the last spread are no doubt steaming-hot tuna wassail!

  • “Tuna burgers” sounds like something you eat on the night before payday and there’s nothing else in the house.

    • We called them “Tuna Patties” and my mom served them with cheese sauce. Then again, we were pretty poor, so your thought is pretty accurate. lol

  • …”nauseating and nightmare inducing…”