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Our Monthly Tip: Renting a Food Truck for a Funeral

Breaking bread at a funeral can soothe grief

Our Tip of the Month They say ice cream makes everything better, which is why having an ice cream food truck at a funeral is a fun and spirit-lifting idea. Toasted cones and sundaes, layered with toppings, is a sweet … Continue reading

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New Laws Loosen Restrictions on Food and Drinks Served in Funeral Homes

Lawmakers pass measures allowing families to eat during memorial services

For decades, it was illegal for funeral homes in most states to serve food of any kind on the property, even if families requested this service. At the time, lawmakers were concerned about the spread of food-borne illness, believing that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death Warmed Over: Funeral Food, Rituals, and Customs from Around the World by Lisa Rogak

One woman’s idea for a cookbook is more like a glimpse into the customs that various cultures partake in surrounding food during funerals

One evening, as I was trying to research the Internet for a topic for my Cultural Perspectives article, I stumbled upon a book called Death Warmed Over: Funeral Food, Rituals, and Customs from Around the World. The concept intrigued me … Continue reading

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The Traditional Funeral Food Superstitions and Customs of France’s Brittany Region

An exploration into the various traditional superstitions and customs surrounding funeral food for the Bretons in France

The Breton people from the Brittany region in northwestern France possess many fascinating traditional superstitions and customs when it comes to food and its significance with deaths and funerals. Brittany’s beliefs about death can be traced back to their Celtic … Continue reading

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