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The Southern Sympathy Cookbook

Funeral Food with a Twist
Perre Coleman Magness
Book cover for The Southern Sympathy Cookbook by Perre Coleman Magness
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. T he 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.

January 2018
978-1-68268-038-4
7.5 x 9 | 176pp | Paperback |
More than 50 color photographs
$22.95 (US)
$29.95 (CA)
About the Author
Perre Coleman Magness is the author of Pimento Cheese the Cookbook: 50 Recipes from Snacks to Main Dishes Inspired by the Classic Southern Favorite and The Southern Sympathy Cookbook: Funeral Food with a Twist. She is also the cook behind the website The Runaway Spoon, which focuses on creative recipes with a definite Southern slant.