Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral (Paperback)
The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral
Hyperion Books, 9781401312831, 263pp.
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
In this deliciously entertaining slice of Southern life (and death), inveterate hostess Gayden Metcalfe explains everything you need to know to host an authentic Southern funeral. Can you be properly buried without tomato aspic? Who prepares tastier funeral fare, the Episcopal ladies or the Methodist ladies? And what does one do when a family gets three sheets to the wind and eats the entire feast the night before a funeral?
Each chapter includes a delicious, tried-and-true Southern recipe, critical if you plan to die tastefully any time soon. Pickled Shrimp, Aunt Hebe's Coconut Cake, and the ubiquitous Bing Cherry Salad with Coca-Cola are among the many dishes guaranteed to make the next funeral the most satisfying one yet.
Even if you've never been south of Rochester, this book will charm, it will entertain, and it will give you all the ingredients required for the perfect Southern send-off.
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Praise For Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral…
"Being Dead Is No Excuse is sure to have Southern hostesses nodding their perfectly coiffed heads in unison."—USA Today