Aunt Bee's cooking played a central role on the Andy Griffith Show. From bringing Otis food in the jail to feeding Andy, Opie and Barney-Aunt Bee knew the secrets to real country cookin' and there were few problems that couldn't be helped by a batch of fried chicken. Many of the most delightful scenes take place around Sheriff Taylor's dining table with Aunt Bee serving up another great meal for her hungry men. Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook is filled with delightful recipes and enough Andy Griffith memories to please any fan of classic American cooking.
Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook contains over 300 recipes with quirky names based off of the characters and events from the classic TV series. Many of these recipes are favorites of the cast and crew. The entire menu is covered in great detail from soup to nuts. Within the pages of Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook you will find recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, breads, cakes, pies, cookies, entrees, grits, eggs, relishes and more. There is even a recipe for Aunt Bee's infamous kerosene pickles!
The southern cooking is traditional and don't let the theme of the book fool you. People that have never even watched the show can still find some tasty things to make that the whole family will enjoy. The same people that love cooking shows and the homespun style and taste of Paula Deen recipes will enjoy the Aunt Bee cookbook, too.
In addition to all of these tasty recipes, the book also contains trivia, bits of transcribed script, brief biographies, quotes and black and white photos of the cast of the Andy Griffith Show. Even for the non-chefs in your life, there is much to enjoy in reading Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook. The entire cast of characters is represented including the irrepressible Ernest T. Bass, Juanita the Waitress, Goober, Gomer, Barney, Opie, Otis, Floyd the Barber, Helen Crump, the Darlings and all the rest.
The book is made with a plastic comb spine so it will lie conveniently flat on the counter as you are cooking for easy reference. Within the more than 240 pages of the Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook, you will find many inexpensive recipes that are quick and easy for you to prepare for your family to enjoy. The memories of the Andy Griffith Show will never fade as long as television is watched. The foods and simple pleasures of life in Mayberry will live on, too, thanks to Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook. The sit-down family meal is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Share with your family a casserole or roast or chicken dinner and let the conversation flow about the day's events. You can easily transport yourself and your family back to a simpler time when the family meal was still important by preparing one of these recipes in your own kitchen. It makes a great gift for that special chef in your life, too. Sit back and relax with some real home cooking from a simpler time and place when the world wasn't always in a microwave or fast food rush!