Published After Death: Gravestone Recipes
What recipe would you choose to put on your headstone?
Published After Death
Do you have an enduring recipe? Not just a people-pleaser or something you’ve perfected over the years, but a recipe that defines you enough to live on beyond the grave.
That’s what Rosie Grant investigates; she “shares headstone recipes, drawing hundreds of thousands of views from a devoted audience fascinated by the intersection of cemeteries and cooking” via her Tiktok account @ghostlyarchive.
If there’s anything that I think might embody something I love to make over an over, it’s probably.. giant oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies? chicken parmesan, grilled salmon with mashed potatoes? really kick-ass salads? For some reason, the recipes on gravestones *mostly* have a theme of being a dessert. I’ll have to ponder that a little while but maybe a lot of people want to be associated with something sweet and celebratory.
If all of this is too much to handle, I’d like to share on of my favorite headstones that takes humor to the grave, and that’s Leslie Neilson’s quote: “Let ‘er rip”. (He was really into fart jokes).
Also: What kind of entertainment do you make time for?
Last night I hosted the SF book club I’m still part of via zoom, and we spent a good 5 minutes on finding time. Someone said she was reading less; I mentioned that while “Bad Sisters” and “Bridgerton” sound appealing, how did everyone chip away at a miniseries with so much going on in their lives? When I mentioned maybe catching up on one of those shows on a flight to NYC that’s coming up, someone else said “I’d like to see what would happen if you watched Bridgerton on a plane” (if you’re like me and haven’t watched yet, it’s all sex). I did make time the other weekend for two episodes of Annika - “Annika Strandhed, the speedboat-driving head of Glasgow’s newly-formed Marine Homicide Unit, who juggles baffling cases and a rebellious teenage daughter.” Aside from the being a detective, maybe it’s the PFDs, the boating, grey skies and parenting a teenager girl that I relate to!
But based on a lot of what I wrote in this post so far, I realized that I prioritize a lot of my media time with articles and comments on the internet.
You can’t do it all, except maybe listen to a podcast or YouTuber while cleaning the dishes or commuting… curious what you focus on!