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 TODAYFolks in the Delta have a strong sense of community, and being dead is no impediment to belonging to it. Down South, they don't forget you when you've up and died--in fact,... show more
"Being Dead Is No Excuse is sure to have Southern hostesses nodding their perfectly coiffed heads in unison." --USA TODAYFolks in the Delta have a strong sense of community, and being dead is no impediment to belonging to it. Down South, they don't forget you when you've up and died--in fact, they visit you more often. But there are quintessential rules and rituals for kicking the bucket tastefully. Having a flawless funeral is one of them. 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.
Publish date: May 7th 2013
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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This is a little guide to help you host the perfect funeral, from a Southern's Pov. Yes, it's written tongue in cheek.There were several paragraphs I found my self nodding my head while reading. One paragraph went on talking about "a Cocoa-Cola (pronounced "co-cola"), which in the South means any so...
This book is a lighthearted read, bringing laughs and chuckles and remembrances of recipes all having to do with Southern funerals. The title indicates that "being dead is no excuse to have a poor funeral". So you should plan, be prepared, and make use of the tips and advice from these two Souther...
Bringing a bit of levity to the southern funeral, this book takes on the traditions - and food - surrounding funerals. There are some great stories - and fabulous recipes - in this book.