Frances Bavier, the actress who played Aunt Bee on The Andy Griffith Show, died in 1989, but her influence is undiminished. The new Aunt Bee’s Mayberry Cookbook boasts 300 recipes, from the obvious (Goober Peas) to the imaginable (Gomer’s Guacamole) to the downright frightening:
Rodney Darling’s Blackened Pig
(from cast member Rodney Dillard)
1 medium to large pig
1 medium-size house
Run the pig into the house. Shut all the doors. Set the house afire. Return in three days with oven mitts. Search and serve. Serve with sauce if desired. Serves the entire Darling family.