Melanie Hurley of Rocket Catering With just two shortlisted candidates for this category, both were in line for a certificate, but the winner was chosen for their sensitive and specialised approach to catering for bereaved families. It was apparent from the real attention to detail and the thoughtful approach that
Sandy Weatherburn accepting the award on behalf of Dawn Thompson of Claret Catering What sets Dawn apart is her vocation to create and cater for appropriate and meaningful funeral after-parties. Dawn is unusual among caterers in having a special calling to cater for funeral after-parties – wakes, teas, call them
In the southern states of the US they like to eat big after a funeral — heart-attack food, mostly. No polite little British ham sandwiches and finger food for Texans. It says a lot about the difference in grieving styles between us and them. Here, a Baptist minister proposes
Congratulations, Laurie Willberg, from the hurriedly assembled team here at the GFG-Batesville Shard. Well done! Laurie, dear reader, is the winner of Utah’s Own Funeral Potato at the Utah State Fair. Her funeral potatoes were the best in show. Funeral potatoes are unknown in the UK but de rigueur at
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
When there’s lots going on we build up a backlog of blog posts. When Funeralworld goes quiet, we raid that backlog. Here’s a series of photographs by Henry buy tadalafil research Hargreaves of re-created last meals eaten by Death Row prisoners. His chilling title for the series is No
Posted by Debbie Smith Anything seems to go when it comes to coffins nowadays, so perhaps it’s no surprise that the recent craze for cupcakes has had a morbid makeover. Cupcakes, suitably adorned, have become a must-have accessory for contemporary funerals – both as an eye-catching centre piece at
The Natural Death Handbook, Fifth Edition A thoroughly updated and revised edition of the Natural Death Centre‘s celebrated handbook. Now presented alongside a new collection of essays on death, dying and funeral practices by doctors, historians, authors, poets, theologians and artists including Richard Barnett, David Jay Brown, Dr Sheila Cassidy,
This is from the New York Times: SPECIAL occasions of every sort feature food and funerals are no exception. In many cultures, there are foods that are customarily served after a funeral. The funeral cakes that were traditional in some denominations in this country, mostly Protestant, were often meant
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