Author(s): Barbara Basham
Aunt Daisy was one of New Zealand's best-loved radio personalities. Many remember her cheery voice at 9am every day calling "Good morning, everybody". While her nationwide broadcasts ended more than 40 years ago, her legacy lives on. The Aunt Daisy Cookbook was first published in 1968 and has been reprinted more than 20 times since. Containing over 700 recipes, it is a great collection of classic New Zealand dishes. Aunt Daisy's recipes are simple, practical, economical and as useful today as when they were first published. Now, home cooks can once again be helped and encouraged by Aunt Daisy's know-how, practicality and unwavering optimism. First published 1968; this edition 2009. Spiral bound 224pp h234mm x w153mm
Barbara Basham was the daughter of Aunt Daisy. She served as a nurse in Egypt during World War II before establishing a career in public radio that spanned more than 30 years. Barbara was awarded an MBE for her services to Broadcasting and Community in 1981. Barbara compiled The Aunt Daisy Cookbook from Aunt Daisy's recipes and it has proved to be one of New Zealand's all-time bestselling cookery books.