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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral

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Folks 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.

About the Author

Gayden Metcalfe is a lifelong Southerner and founder of the Greenville Arts Council. She lives in Greenville, Mississippi, with her husband, Harley Metcalfe III.

Charlotte Hays is a Delta native and recovering gossip columnist living in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401312831
Author:
Metcalfe, Gayden
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Author:
Hays, Charlotte
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-US Southern
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
Etiquette
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in 10.4 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Anthologies
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » United States » Southern
Cooking and Food » Special Occasions » Entertaining
Cooking and Food » Special Occasions » Holidays
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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