Happy National Banana Bread Day!
In researching the history of Banana Bread in the USA, I found the following via http://www.wikipedia.com:
“Banana bread first became a standard feature of American cookbooks with the popularization of baking soda and baking powder in the 1930s. It appeared in Pillsbury’s 1933 Balanced Recipes cookbook and later gained more acceptance with the release of the original Chiquita Banana’s Recipe Book in 1950…The modern banana bread recipe began being published in cookbooks around the 1930s…Some food historians believe banana bread was a byproduct of the Great Depression as resourceful housewives did not wish to throw away overripe bananas (as they were still a costly item to purchase)…”
Many people are finicky about banana bread – everyone thinks that theirs is the best. Here’s one I like: Banana Bread