100 Tempting Fish Recipes

During the Second World War, fish was one of the few food items that was not rationed. In light of this, the Department of Fisheries attempted to persuade Canadians to buy and consume more Canadian fish. This, they proclaimed, would help the "health and strength" of Canadians, at the same time that it would strengthen the economies of fishing communities. One way the Department of Fisheries aimed to increase fish consumption was by producing recipe books to acquaint housewives with efficient and delicious cooking methods. 

Canada, Department of Fisheries, 100 Tempting Fish Recipes (Ottawa, 1941)
book, 55 pages, 19.2cm x 12cm
Ley and Lois Smith War, Memory, and Popular Culture Research Collection - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
Second World War