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Hearty bites for the heavy-hearted "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 VinaigretteFried ChickenPulled Pork with Homemade Barbecue SauceBiscuit 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.



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