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.