Book has recipes for disasters
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.