The Marysville Cookbook
Saturday 7th February 2009, now known as Black Saturday, saw the state of Victoria devastated by uncontrollable bushfires. Many towns were wiped from the map, thousands of buildings were lost and 173 people perished.
The devastation of Marysville was almost total.
The township needed something that was theirs and theirs alone. So I created the “Cookbook for Marysville”. Almost 300 copies were printed and given to the residents of Marysville with a message of hope and of thanks to emergency personnel.
Many people wanted to buy the book. I commissioned a second print run and the book is now for sale at $30.00.
$10 from each and every book, will be returned back to the town through various community ventures. I shall publish updates on sales and where the money is going, along with recipes from the book, at the Marysville Cookbook blog.
This book is 165 pages, including 28 pages of photos of the old Marysville taken by residents both past and present.