Food for Funeral Parties…

To follow up on yesterday’s blog post, I’d thought I’d also incorporate it into this week’s “Friday Food” blog…

(Excerpt from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.)

“Look, food!” said Ron.

On the other side of the dungeon was a long table, also covered in black velvet. They approached it eagerly but next moment had stopped in their tracks, horrified. The smell was quite disgusting. Large, rotten fish were laid on handsome silver platters; cakes, burned charcoal-black, were heaped on salvers; there was a great maggoty haggis, a slab of cheese covered in furry green mold and, in pride of place, an enormous gray cake in the shape of a tombstone, with tar-like icing forming the words, “Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington died 31st October, 1492”.

Recipes courtesy of the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/13/funeral-food-recipes-photos_n_4576791.html

“The Last Supper” by Tom Junod http://www.esquire.com/features/food-drink/huge-food/funeral-food-0311

“Ten Customs around the World”: http://www.thedailymeal.com/funeral-food-customs/111513

Here’s the link to the book mentioned in the above article:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/311378.Death_Warmed_Over

A handy map, listing funeral foods by (U.S.) region: http://www.epicurious.com/archive/blogs/editor/2014/08/beyond-casserole-mapping-out-the-countrys-funeral-food-traditions.html

Southern Funeral Foods: http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2010/01/traditional-southern-funeral-foods.html

Funeral food, Texan-style: http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/2010/07/top_5_funeral_foods.php

Jeez, there’s even a page on Pinterest about funeral food: https://www.pinterest.com/legacycom/funeral-food/

Guide to Sympathy Meals: http://www.usurnsonline.com/grief-loss/sympathy-meals-funeral/

If you got to pick out your funeral feast, what foodstuffs would be on the banquet table?

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Author: The Chaos Realm

Copy Editor/Proofreader, Historian, Freelance Writer, Virtual Assistant.

5 thoughts on “Food for Funeral Parties…”

  1. I will have to check out the links over the weekend. I am usually fascinated by funerals as they tell us so much about local customs and about people and relationships, grief, etc.

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