Book has recipes for dis­as­ters

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

BE­FORE the 2010/11 floods, many North Bur­nett res­i­dents had never ex­pe­ri­enced iso­la­tion from a dis­as­ter.

And they were con­cerned about feed­ing their fam­i­lies.

This con­cern was the driv­ing force be­hind the com­pil­ing of the Recipes for Dis­as­ter cook­book, which was launched at the ROC Up concert at the week­end.

The book is full of in­for­ma­tion to help res­i­dents should dis­as­ter strike again.

“My hope is that res­i­dents will put the recipes in this book to ev­ery­day use and not put it away for that rainy day,” for­mer mayor Joy Jensen said.

“We all need to be con­fi­dent in our self-suf­fi­ciency and take the in­con­ve­nience that dis­as­ter brings in our stride.”

Coun­cil staff com­piled the book, and con­tent was sought from lo­cal res­i­dents.

“This book fo­cuses on longlife prod­ucts that can be kept in the pantry just in case,” Mrs Jensen said. “It also looks at al­ter­na­tives to sta­ples that will tide the fam­ily over if nec­es­sary.”

At the launch, a Cook Up was held be­tween the Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vice, QFRS and com­bined EMQ SES.

The recipe books will soon be avail­able free through the coun­cil’s li­brary net­works.

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