The Southern Sympathy Cookbook (Paperback)

Funeral Food with a Twist

By Perre Coleman Magness

Countryman Press, 9781682680384, 176pp.

Publication Date: January 16, 2018

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"He had a life-long love affair with deviled eggs, his homemade canned fig preserves, and buttermilk served in martini glasses garnished with cornbread." --Obituary from Gulfport, Mississippi

So-called "funeral food" is having a moment. Comforting casseroles; jugs of sweet tea; creamy, cheesy potatoes--all these foods provide sympathy and sustenance for the bereaved. The Southern Sympathy Cookbook includes unexpectedly humorous obituaries and anecdotes alongside staples of Southern funerals such as:

  • Three Bean Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette
  • Fried Chicken
  • Pulled Pork with Homemade Barbecue Sauce
  • Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls

Whether feeding a congregation, delivering a meal to a friend in need, or cooking with weekday leftovers in mind, home cooks will embrace these recipes, guaranteed to comfort and to please a crowd.

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