Being Dead Is No Excuse

Being Dead Is No Excuse

The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral

Book - 2005
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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, such as: 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 you'll need if you plan to die tastefully any time soon, including Pickled Shrimp, Aunt Hebe's Coconut Cake, and the ubiquitous Bing Cherry Salad with Coca-Cola. Even if you've never been south of Rochester, this book will charm, it will entertain, and it will give you all the ingredients for the perfect Southern send-off. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Miramax Books, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781401359348
Characteristics: 243 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Hays, Charlotte


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Jul 19, 2015

I grew up in this world and I could not have said it better! This is exactly what living Southern is - for now. It is fast changing.

misterz16 Aug 26, 2014

Excellent! I literally laughed out loud and did not stop laughing. Highly recommended. Even if you have never lived in the South you need to read this - can't wait to read their other two books. Great recipes too.

Feb 12, 2013

Delicious is not enough! Laugh out loud and enjoy a great romp through the wake - and do try to keep a straight face around the bereaved.


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