Jim Clark, Ken Beck and Les Kerr Sign New Truckstop Book

Well-known Mayberry writers Jim Clark and Ken Beck along with Les Kerr will sign The All-American Truck Stop Cookbook (Rutledge Hill, $14.99) at
Davis-Kidd Booksellers on Friday, August 16th at 6:00 p.m.
From the Iceberg (Anchorage, Alaska) to the Big South (Atlanta, Georgia)
and from Bean Town (Boston, Massachusetts) to Angel City (Los Angeles,
California), The All-American Truck Stop Cookbook covers the best
places to eat on the road: the best chicken-fried steak and gravy, the
best fruit cobblers, the best soups or chilies, the best biscuits and
dinner rolls, and the best brimming cup of hot coffee.
With over 200 recipes from the best trucker cuisine establishments on the road, you
can experience the flavor of America’s favorite kitchens without leaving the comfort of your home.

Ken Beck and Jim Clark signed their latest Mayberry books at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, June 18, 2002
Jim Clark and Ken Beck are best known for their collaborations on
numerous Mayberry books. Their many Mayberry fans need not fear; Clark and Beck have figured out how to include many Mayberry references in their new book!
“You wouldn’t think we’d be able to work “The Andy Griffith Show” into a cookbook about truckstops, would you?” laughed writer Jim Clark when he showed me the book at Mule Days in Alabama this June. “Goober’s connection (other than being a mechanic) is that George Lindsey had a TV pilot
in which Goober ran a truck stop,” Clark pointed out. “The Barney connection is from his motorcycle patrol of Checkpoint Chickie in search of ‘el truckos’ that were speeding. We also worked in recipes and stories about the Snappy Lunch (a local restaurant from Andy Griffith’s hometown which was mentioned on the series) as sort of a “truck stop” as well as a
Wal-Mart truck driver who impersonates Otis.”
This event is free and open to the public. Davis-Kidd is located at 4007
Hillsboro Road in Nashville.
Related Stories & Links:
Meet Jim Clark
Two New Mayberry Books
Davis-Kidd Welcomes Jim Clark and Ken Beck
Christian Activities Mayberry Section
Christian Activities Mayberry Forum

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