The Deep South: Southern Fried Chicken from Funeral Food: 10 Customs Around the World (Slideshow)

Funeral Food: 10 Customs Around the World (Slideshow)

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The Deep South: Southern Fried Chicken

Although there are numerous holidays throughout the year when a home cook in the Deep South can show off her culinary talents, it seems to be funerals where she pulls out all the stops. And of course, fried chicken would be first on the list.