Cooking with (and for) Dick: An absurd cookbook round-up

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​Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.

Barbecuing Dick Van Dyke Style and Cooking for Love

Author: Copywriters purporting to be Dick Van Dyke

Publisher: Hunt-Wesson Foods

Discovered at: Maj-R Thrift, Fairway

The Cover Promises: Andy Griffith wasn’t available.

Dick Van Dyke is best known for playing a Manhattan comedy writer, Mary Poppins’ chum in blackface, and The Doctor Who Defeated Murder and Mustachelessness. That means he was the perfect person to pretend to pen this pamphlet on barbecue, the regional meat-ingestion ritual that made America great.

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