Author event with Perre Coleman Magness, author of The Southern Sympathy Cookbook

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Perre Coleman Magness as she presents and signs The Southern Sympathy Cookbook: Funeral Food with a Twist.

“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. The 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. 

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.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
The Southern Sympathy Cookbook: Funeral Food with a Twist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682680384
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Countryman Press - January 16th, 2018