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The Good Work of Providing Good Food for Solace
By Janet Reich Elsbach
Some delicious and nourishing ways to lift the burden of cooking from a grieving person's shoulders.
On Father’s Day, Grief Tastes Like Berry Cobbler
By Shannon Casey
When Dad was here, we made olallieberry jam on Father’s Day. Now that he’s gone, our sweet tradition has evolved.
Why I Love IKEA
By Emily Kolby
Shopping there is my wildly commercialized way of keeping my Swedish grandmother’s legacy alive. (Plus, family recipes for Swedish ginger snaps and coffee cake.)
Bring Soup, Not Salad
By Caryn Anthony
And other rules for feeding mourners from a pair of foodies who’ve been there.
Sautéing My Way Through Grief
By Dallas Woodburn
When my best friend died in a car accident, I felt compelled to take up cooking. Here are three recipes that helped me through.
Grief Bacon: Don’t Make Them Eat Cake
By Ruby Dutcher
Endless comfort food can be the opposite of comforting to someone dealing with loss. Here are 5 gifts to show you care –without the added sugar.
Mourning with Miso
By Alana Chernila
When someone is cracked wide open from grief, I bring over a briny soup to help replenish the tears they've lost. Here's my recipe.
Chicken Chow Found
By Jerusha Klemperer
I've spent years attempting to rebuild my dad's favorite recipe. And with a simple wok, I've connected our family with him anew.
An Ice Cream Truck at the Funeral
By Sarah Troop
And 6 other meaningful ways to incorporate food — and cocktails — into a memorial.
Why I’m Eating French Fries on Mother’s Day
By Camille Brown
My mom loved fresh vegetables, until she became too sick to eat them. Towards the end, all she — and I — could stomach was french fries.
Inside the Recipe Box
By Jennifer Meer
My late mom's handwritten, ingredient-stained recipe cards are among my most cherished possessions. Here's why.
The Hungry Mourner
From funeral biscuits to cemetery picnics to parsley crowns, here's how the world marks death with food.
By Gail Dosik
Word to the wise: a modern house of mourning requires copious amounts of chocolate. Bake these cookies the next time you need to show your love.
Beyond the Casserole
By Lisa Rogak
Even mourners gotta eat: recipes from around the world — from South African Funeral Rice to Swedish Funeral Glogg.
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