The Total Banana, 1979

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Why the banana you may ask…

Well, why not?

In fact there’s countless reasons to love this obscure and uplifting 1970s cookbook.

Here are five of them:

1. The totally amazing, surrealist cover design by the British illustrator and graphic artist Peter Cross.

2. The wealth of positivity-inducing, potassium-rich banana recipes from around the world, from Banana Veal Marsala to Dominican Chicken to Samoan Coconut Plantains.

3. The wonderful trivia on every page that will have you grinning from ear to ear, not least the fact that Michael Gallen of Australia, as of the date of publication, held the world record for eating the greatest number of bananas In the shortest time. That’s a whopping 63 in ten minutes.

4. The fascinating insights into how bananas are used in medicine, or have shaped historical and political landscapes.

5. The fact that the author Alex Abella is a self-proclaimed consumer of 10 bananas a day.

The Total Banana

By Alex Abella.

Cover Design by Peter Cross.

Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, in New York and London, in 1979.

Binding: Softcover

Condition: VG+