It’s another culinary celebration this Friday as Patrick and Gina Neely come to Lemuria. The beloved husband-and-wife team and authors of the New York Times best seller ‘Down Home with the Neelys’ will sign copies of their new cookbook, ‘The Neelys Celebration Cookbook: Down Home Meals for Every Occasion’ at 5pm.

As co-owners of Neely’s Bar-B-Que in Memphis, the Neelys have turned their family restaurant into one of the most successful barbecue restaurants in the South. Now they share the secrets behind their favorite dishes and their passion for food, family and fun on Food Network’s Down Home with the Neelys. After its February 2008 premiere, Down Home with the Neelys became the highest-rated series debut in the five-year history of Food Network’s “In the Kitchen” weekend block and continues to be a top ratings performer. Filmed in their Memphis home surrounded by family and friends, the show airs multiple times throughout the week on Food Network.

Along with menus for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter Sunday, and every known holiday in between, the cookbook gives the fixings for a year of down home celebrating with 120 recipes including Hoppin’ John Soup and Deep-fried Cornish Game Hens for New Year’s Day; Smothered Pork Chops and Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes for “Welcome Home, Baby”; One-handed Turkey Burgers and Mint Tea for “Spring Cleaning.”