Cookbook Keepers: Page 25

Cookbook buys seldom travel. Two fates await a cookbook.
It reposes on a collector's shelf, or it becomes part of an estate and handed down to next-of-kin.

Keeper Jerry Jackson
Sales, Heating and Air Conditioning
Columbus, Ohio

Touristy Jerry Jackson selects his vacation destinations based on whether they have culinary fame or television appeal. As a fan of Andy Griffith, here he is with his Aunt Bee cookbook and a mixing bowl at the ready. He really does cook with the recipes.

"I love cookbooks," was his flash statement to qualify as a serious cookbook Keeper. Like many, he never gives one away. They, mostly, are for reading, in his case, fun reading. He likes promotional cookbooks, i.e. those having some connection with TV shows or that reflect his family travels.

Evidence of Jackson's vacations is spread about his home. The shell fish destination is the coast of Maine. And like many cookbook Keepers, he returns home with at least one cookbook of food memories. Bar Harbor, Maine, as a fave trip may be repeated.

His Fave for fun reading, not cooking:
Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook
by Ken Beck and Jim Clark
Recipes edited by Julia M. Pitkin
Rutledge Hill Press
c 2000

The back cover puff says he will enjoy the "300 mouth-watering recipes" from the Andy Griffith Show. The TV Mayberry was set in western North Carolina, so we must assume this tome is heavy with comfort food. Mentioned is a lot of "down-home cooking." Cousin, that translates to fat food. Note: There are numerous Mayberry cookbooks out there...so shop with care to get the 2000 updated version of a popular fictional place in rural Americana.

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