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Being Dead Is No Excuse

By Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays

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Format: Paperback, 263 pages
Published In: USA, 01 May 2013

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There are too few words and phrases to adequately describe this unique devil-take-the-hindmost approach to cooking and end-of-life ceremonies. Tongue in cheek. Maybe. Laugh-out-loud narrative. Definitely. Plus, an extraordinary combination of ingredients (it is a cookbook, after all). We learn that a "glowing obituary is practically a birthright in the Delta"; that both artificial flowers and carnations at a funeral are definitely passe; and that two of the top-10 "hits" for a funeral ceremony are "Abide with Me" and "Amazing Grace." The lists--and detailed social customs--go on and on and on, including guidance on well-stocked pantry foodstuffs and eternal cocktails. One hundred or so (who's counting.) recipes ensure that no cuisine is omitted; a pineapple casserole nestles beside tomato aspic with mayonnaise. Pimiento cheese enhances the traditional crustless finger sandwiches and picked shrimp. In the end, the authors guarantee no one will ever be out of place at a south-of-the-Mason-Dixon-Line funeral celebration. Barbara Jacobs
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

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

EAN: 9781401312831
ISBN: 1401312837
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Dimensions: 18.75 x 14.27 x 1.83 centimetres (0.11 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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