This tickled us:
Dr. Ed James is occasionally asked why he named his radio show “Funerals and Fried Chicken.”
He replies, “Not long ago, I was surrounded by friends and relatives in the basement of a church, following a funeral, and the food served was fried chicken, mac n’ cheese and assorted cakes, pies and other desert items.
I recently heard a pastor describe the meal ritual of funerals at his church; a typical meal consisted of fried chicken and mac n cheese, washed down with beverages like fruit punch.
Listening to the pastor talk, I couldn’t help but think about how such meals would inevitably lead to the next funeral.”
Seems a bit hard, perhaps, however true. A funeral is an occasion that begets an appetite for comfort, soul or, if you like, junk food high in feelgood-dobad ingredients.
Healthy options for grievers, anyone?