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

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    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.
    "Being Dead Is No Excuse is sure to have Southern hostesses nodding their perfectly coiffed heads in unison." --USA TODAY

    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.

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    ISBN 9781401312831
    Genre COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / Southern States
    Format Paperback
    Pages 263
    Publisher Date 2013-05-07 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Hachette Books
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 7.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.54 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Metcalfe, Gayden
    Country of Origin United States

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