Death Warmed Over: Funeral Food, Rituals, and Customs from Around the World
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Among the recipes I found most tempting were those for Haitian griots, and the Indonesian Rajak Nanas (a spicy pineapple salad). Among the least tempting - leaving out the ones that originally featured, um, remnants of the deceased - was "Protestant Funeral Sandwiches," an amusing nod to the whitest of white-bread dishes, complete with slices of American cheese and bologna. (I lived on those as a kid, but don't find them all that tempting now. I do take exception to their presence in a funeral-rituals book, though; more typical funeral fare would consist of casseroles, aka "hotdish". The section on Lutherans turns up a mention of hotdish, but the author doesn't seem to realize that Lutherans are among the many Protestant sects, and that "Protestant" isn't a religion all by itself - but then, this isn't meant to be an in-depth study.)
Interesting concept, but it could have been executed better!
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