The Southern Sympathy Cookbook: Funeral Food with a Twist by Perre Coleman Magness

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    • Ingredients: black tea bags; mint sprigs; butter; lemons; all-purpose flour
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; coarse yellow cornmeal; rosemary; sharp cheddar cheese; bulk breakfast sausage
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    • Ingredients: gelatin powder; English cucumbers; green onions; buttermilk; mayonnaise; lemons; dill fronds; smoked salmon; crackers
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    • Ingredients: smoked cheddar cheese; butter; all-purpose flour; smoked paprika; Worcestershire sauce; buttermilk
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  • ISBN 10 168268038X
  • ISBN 13 9781682680384
  • Published Jan 16 2018
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 224
  • Language English
  • Edition 1
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Countryman Press

Publishers Text

Hearty bites for the heavy-hearted

“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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