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The New Banana
Fruit Dispatch Company
1931

Of course the official fruit of ALB is bananas, thanks to the post “Be Bold With Bananas.” (If you haven’t taken a look at this post you need to RIGHT NOW) Who knew that the banana had so much potential? In this publication, we have a “new” banana. (I am not sure what happened to the old banana other than turn brown.)

Today we have a lovely pro banana book from the early 1930s. Feast your eyes on the bacon wrapped banana and browse some recipes for banana sandwiches. Pretty darn bold, if you ask me.

You’re Welcome,

Mary

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Banana Cuisine From Yesteryear

Bananas and how to the serve them

Bananas …how to serve them
Meloripe Fruit Company
1941

Many of you will remember one of our most popular books: Be Bold with Bananas. If you have been waiting for another chance to try some banana cuisine, this little gem is waiting for you! Unfortunately, the photography isn’t as suggestive or “bold” as in the other banana book, but it still has some wonderful recipes that you won’t want to miss. My personal favorite:  Banana Meat Loaf (because regular meatloaf is not enough), or how about Ham Banana Rolls? The possibilities of banana cuisine are endless!

You’re welcome,

Mary

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Be Bold with Bananas

Be Bold with Bananas coverBe Bold with Bananas
Banana Control Board
1970

Credit goes to Book Riot for bringing this little gem to our attention.  Also, my friend Brian, who sent me that link.  I verified library holdings just to be sure it is an awful “library” book and not just a weird book…and it is.  The holdings are mostly in New Zealand and South Africa, but an ALB is an ALB. Universally.

It’s not just that it is 41 years old.  It’s not just that it has that horrible “plastic food” photography. It’s not just that it has very strange ideas of what to do with bananas.  It’s all of those things combined.

I’m calling it: this one is a weeder.  (And I WANT it for my family’s Christmas gag gift exchange.)

Holly

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