Cookbook cover for THE SOUTHERN SYMPATHY COOKBOOK: Funeral Food with a Twist


Perre Coleman Magness

Countryman Press
January 16, 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1682680384


Perre Coleman Magness is an event planner and food writer. She is the author of Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook and blogs at The Runaway Spoon. She has studied food and cooking around the world and lives in Memphis, TN

Comforting casseroles; jugs of sweet tea; creamy, cheesy potatoes—all these foods provide sympathy and sustenance for the bereaved. There are times when your instinct, your heart’s reaction, is to prepare food. To comfort a grieving family and remove at least one mundane worry from their day. To help out a friend in need who would do, or has done, the same for you. To feel useful in a fearful time.

The problem is, what exactly should you make to provide comfort, show kindness, and hopefully bring some joy? The recipes in this book are meant to do just that—be the perfect dish for the funeral gathering, or for a family in mourning at home. In THE SOUTHERN SYMPATHY COOKBOOK, author and event planner Perre Coleman Magness covers all the bases, from full-on casseroles and sheet cakes to salads, breakfasts, and snacks.