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  • On Good Things Utah Hour 2 this morning – Thanksgiving brings loved ones together to unplug and share a special meal. However, this holiday is not always the most harmonious. From culinary stress to tense conversations to blowouts, many situations can derail a Thanksgiving dinner. But there are also ways to keep things peaceful and lighthearted. We asked etiquette experts to share some common rude behaviors at large holiday gatherings like Thanksgiving, and tips for avoiding them. “Being with family over the holidays can be wonderful,” said Jodi RR Smith, president of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting. “It can also be stressful. Taking the time to plan and think strategically can mean the difference between enjoying the interactions and pure fear. Here are the most rude behaviors you should be aware of:
    • No RSVP
      • Headcount is important for a big meal like Thanksgiving, so be sure to let the host know you’re coming ahead of time. “A holiday invitation of any kind should be sent out in advance, at least three to four weeks early,” says Diane Gottsman, etiquette expert, author of “Modern Etiquette for a Better Life” and founder from The Protocol School of Texas. “And an RSVP should be returned within a week of receipt to give the host enough time to prepare.”
    • Ignore the schedule
      • “If you’re going to someone else’s house for Thanksgiving festivities, make sure you know the schedule of events and plan accordingly,” Smith said. “Sometimes people invite you over at noon and they don’t serve dinner until 4 p.m. Plan not to spend too much time together. Don’t be rude, but if you know you’re in a tough spot, it might be best to be sufficiently late or leave early.
    • Bring dishes that require cooking
      • Thanksgiving hosts often invite guests to bring their own special dishes if they want certain foods included in the meal. But don’t assume that means you’ll have free rein in their cooking. “Unless you’ve explicitly cleared it in advance with the host, don’t bring any food that requires you to use their stove or oven,” said Nick Leighton, etiquette expert and co-host of the show “Were You Raised by Wolves?” podcast. “The host is busy preparing the meal and certainly doesn’t have extra space in the oven or on the stove for you.
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Costco Wholesale opens another new store in Utah | Kristen Walter https://utahbbq.org/costco-wholesale-opens-another-new-store-in-utah-kristen-walter/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 21:41:20 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/costco-wholesale-opens-another-new-store-in-utah-kristen-walter/

Costco Wholesale just opened another new store in Utah this week. Keep reading to learn more.

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On Friday, November 18, 2022, popular discount warehouse chain Costco Wholesale celebrated the grand opening of its brand new Utah store in Logan.

The new Costco Wholesale store is located at 1160 N. 1000 W in Logan, near Gossner Foods and Bridgerland Technical College.

The new Costco has an on-site gas station, tire service center, pharmacy and optical service, in addition to a wide assortment of food and other items household essentials.

So far, reviews for the new Costco store in Logan have been positive.

Here’s what a local shopper named Esli had to say about the new Costco store in a recent Google review:

It was busy as expected from opening. If you don’t already have a Costco card, I recommend purchasing the membership online. The line to manually fill out an application was rather long. If you prefer a physical card, I recommend purchasing the subscription online first. And go inside the client’s office to have the card printed. The configuration inside is largely the same as Sam’s club, so the layout is very similar. I bought the basic subscription, which was fine. However, there is a subscription plus and it’s worth it if you plan to spend a lot on a regular basis. Overall the staff was friendly.

So if you’re in the Logan area and looking for another way to save on gas, groceries and other household items, consider visiting the new Costco Wholesale store.

Kristen Walters is a freelance business news writer. She is not affiliated with the company or organization featured in this story. Learn more about Kristen here.

UN says Russia agrees to expand Ukrainian grain exports https://utahbbq.org/un-says-russia-agrees-to-expand-ukrainian-grain-exports/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 09:37:00 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/un-says-russia-agrees-to-expand-ukrainian-grain-exports/

ISTANBUL — Russia and Ukraine have agreed to extend a deal to allow grain exports from Ukrainian ports through a safe Black Sea corridor.

The agreement, brokered by the UN and Turkey, was due to expire on Saturday and will run for at least another 120 days. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a statement that he welcomed the agreement of all parties to continue the Black Sea Grains Initiative.

Nearly 11 million tonnes of grain and foodstuffs were exported under the deal, which was a lifeline for Ukraine’s crippled wartime economy and helped ease food shortages in the world.

The agreement will continue with the same provisions as before. The ships will transport grain from three Ukrainian ports: Chornomorsk, Odessa and Yuzhny/Pivdennyi. They will travel through the humanitarian corridor set up in the Black Sea and stop in Istanbul, where they will be checked by inspectors from Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN before continuing to their final destination.

Oleksii Kubrakov, Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister, on Facebook welcomed the deal. “Since August 1, the start of the Grain Initiative and to date, Ukraine has exported more than 11 million tons of agricultural products to 38 countries,” Kubrakov said. However, he added: “It is a considerable sum, but not enough”. Ukraine wants to be able to bring food out of additional ports, including the port of Mykolaiv, which is currently not included in the deal.

Ukraine is one of the world’s largest exporters of wheat, corn and sunflower oil. Disruptions to the country’s agricultural exports due to the Russian invasion have contributed to a global rise in food prices this year.

Meanwhile, in Russia, the TASS news agency quoted the country’s deputy foreign minister as saying that Moscow was not ready to “chop up” the Black Sea grain deal, but instead wanted that an easing of sanctions on its exports of agricultural products and fertilizers is a vital element. of the agreement.

The deal was largely a success, despite the complicated logistics of operating in a war zone, including the dangers of mines in the Black Sea. But there has been a backlog problem, with dozens of ships docked in Istanbul awaiting inspection, sometimes for weeks. Russia has so far refused to increase the number of inspectors to meet demand.

Russia pulled out of the deal in October, citing Ukrainian drone attacks in the Black Sea. The move caused an immediate spike in wheat prices and was widely condemned by world leaders. Russia reversed its decision a few days after a phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and assurances that Ukraine would not use the shipping lanes for military purposes.

Russia has also complained about buyers’ fears that sanctions will hamper its own grain and fertilizer exports, which it can do under a separate agreement with the UN, although it doesn’t. there are no direct sanctions on Russian grain and fertilizers.

In his statement, António Guterres added that the United Nations was “fully committed to eliminating the remaining obstacles to the export of food and fertilizers from the Russian Federation. The two agreements signed in Istanbul three months ago are essential to bring down food and fertilizer prices and avert a global food crisis.”

Speaking to reporters at the G-20 summit in Bali on Wednesday, Erdogan said Ankara was pushing to extend the grain deal for another year.

“As soon as we return, we will continue our discussions, especially with Mr. Putin. Because the path to peace is through dialogue,” Erdogan said.

Jason Beaubien and Ashley Westerman contributed to this report.

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Lawsuit: 2 Wyoming mentally ill dead, proceedings skipped https://utahbbq.org/lawsuit-2-wyoming-mentally-ill-dead-proceedings-skipped/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 23:18:16 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/lawsuit-2-wyoming-mentally-ill-dead-proceedings-skipped/

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CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) — Two patients at Wyoming State Hospital died after mental health facility staff failed to follow procedures in a series of incidents of choking, neglect and medication error in the last four months, according to a lawsuit.

Protection & Advocacy System Inc. filed a lawsuit against the Wyoming Department of Health and state hospital directors last week in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne. He seeks to force the department to release video recordings from inside the hospital following recent patient suicides, a rape by a staff member and the abandonment of an unfit woman in a ward without food, water or bathing for more than 24 hours. The woman, Linda Gelok, was found reeking with urine and with ants crawling on wounds.

Protection & Advocacy System Inc., based in Cheyenne, is a private, nonprofit corporation mandated by law to investigate abuse and neglect of people with mental and developmental disabilities. He has filed several lawsuits against Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston over the past three decades.

“We believe we have no choice but to do so because we are gravely concerned for the life, health and safety of patients at Wyoming State Hospital,” the attorney for the protection and defense system Andy Lemke via email on Monday.

Wyoming Department of Health spokeswoman Kim Deti declined to comment Monday on the latest trial or hospital conditions.

The Ministry of Health stopped giving video recordings requested by the protection and advocacy system from October. Hospital director Paul Mullenax told Protection & Advocacy System that the hospital is considering whether to register unwitting patients under Medicaid and Medicare regulations, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Without access to video, Protection & Advocacy System would have to rely on “inconsistent” and “vague” incident reports, “inaccurate and misleading” sighting logs, and inaccurate witness statements when investigating patient treatment, according to the lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, a patient with missing teeth and no dentures died of suffocation on July 22 after eating large chunks of meat and bread. The video showed that hospital staff failed to follow through on a soft food order only after the patient had previously swallowed a hamburger whole and choked, according to the lawsuit.

Less than a week earlier, hospital staff had found a patient dead, stiff and cold in his room. The vomit was on the floor.

Hospital staff that morning noted during required security checks every 15 minutes that the patient was “calm” and “at rest” with “eyes closed”. The video, however, showed employees only peeking into patient rooms and recording a check on the patient that apparently never happened, according to the lawsuit.

The video showed the patient coughing during breakfast, another detail missing from written hospital records, according to the lawsuit.

Other recent incidents documented by video include a patient suffering from slurred speech and weakness shortly after a head injury on Friday, but not taken to the emergency room until Monday; a patient who nearly choked on food; and a patient who took another patient’s medication.

Since October, the department has not given video to the protection and defense system of another patient who nearly choked to death, patients swapping medications with each other, and a patient taken to the emergency room after his death. being suffocated with drugs, according to the lawsuit, which did not name the patients.

Earlier this year, Protection & Advocacy System alleged in a lawsuit against Mullenax and health department director Stefan Johansson that hospital officials were preventing the organization’s access to patients. The case is pending.


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Is it cheaper to cook or eat dinner this Thanksgiving? https://utahbbq.org/is-it-cheaper-to-cook-or-eat-dinner-this-thanksgiving/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 23:35:42 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/is-it-cheaper-to-cook-or-eat-dinner-this-thanksgiving/

“Some Thanksgiving dishes at your favorite restaurant are priced closer to your food at home,” says a new report.

(KSNF/KODE) — For many families, dining out on Thanksgiving equates to overcooking the turkey or pouring gravy right out of the can. And most restaurants don’t serve your aunt’s famous broccoli rice casserole.

But this year, sharing a meal out might be the smartest thing to do for Thanksgiving.

A new report from Wells Fargo suggests that your favorite Thanksgiving dishes could cost you about the same at a restaurant as if you made them yourself. According to November 2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) data, the cost of food at your average restaurant has increased at a slower rate (5.79%) than at your local grocery store (9.81%).

The narrowing of this gap means that the price of some dishes from your favorite restaurant is closer to the price of the food you buy to eat at home.

“This narrowing of the gap means that the price of certain Thanksgiving dishes at your favorite restaurant is closer to that of your food at home, which could save you time and energy … In other terms, you could spend about the same on a dish in a restaurant as you would prepare it at home,” the study says.

For some food staples, the Wells Fargo report noted a 32.5% change in the price of eggs, a 25% change for butter. Fruits and vegetables, up 7.3%, had the lowest cost increase in the Thanksgiving basket. The turkey, the star of the Thanksgiving meal, is one of the biggest expense items, expected to be 23% higher than the same time last year. One of the reasons for the rising cost of turkey is the recent bird flu issues affecting the poultry industry.

“Dining out can be pricey, but it may be better value this year than you might expect. Rising commodity prices are having a more direct impact on grocery stores than restaurants. Price cost of a meal in a restaurant includes factors such as overhead and labor, but basic ingredients make up a smaller percentage of a restaurant’s total costs,” says the Wells research study. Fargo.

Community Calendar — November 9, 2022 | Chief Tremonton https://utahbbq.org/community-calendar-november-9-2022-chief-tremonton/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/community-calendar-november-9-2022-chief-tremonton/

Bar D Wranglers Benefit Concert

The Bar D Wranglers will perform a benefit concert on Saturday, November 12 at the Box Elder County Fairgrounds Event Center, 320 N. 1000 West, Tremonton.

Coral Hilton Morley | News, Sports, Jobs https://utahbbq.org/coral-hilton-morley-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 01:48:32 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/coral-hilton-morley-news-sports-jobs/

1937 – 2022

Coral Hilton Morley, 84, emerged from this life on Monday October 31, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Cora was born on December 13, 1937 in Ogden, Utah to Cora Wallace Hilton and Joseph McMurrin Hilton.

Coral grew up in Ogden, Utah and attended Ogden High School. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Coral married Brent Jackson Morley on February 18, 1973 and together they lovingly raised their blended family.

Coral is preceded in death by her parents; his brothers, Wally (Judy) Hilton of California, Thomas (Diane) Hilton of Idaho, Joseph ‘Mack’ Hilton Jr.; his daughter, Cristy Delores Smith Price; his granddaughter, Rebecca Kay Price; and grandson, Casey Smith.

Surviving are her beloved husband, Brent Jackson Morley of Layton Utah; children, Doug Smith of Plain City Utah, Troy Mitchell Morley, Lauri Lin McPhillen (Ammon) Orem Utah, Melodi Darlene Adams (Dave), Wendi Michelle Pankey, Jennifer Angela Pratt (Chris) of Kaysville, Utah.

Coral has 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.

Coral worked as a manager at Hill Air Force Base AAFES. She received numerous awards for her efforts and loved the people she worked with. Coral had a way of drawing people in and making them feel loved and safe. She made sure that everyone who entered her home had enough food and treats. She loved to garden in her garden. She was a master in sewing and flower arrangements.

Coral’s life has been dedicated to loving and raising beautiful children and grandchildren. She gave all her talents and time to her family. Coral’s home was the center of the family because she made her home a place of love, peace and abundance. She really enjoyed being with her family and throwing parties where there was always more food than needed. She thought about the needs of others and met those needs before the person knew they needed them. Her greatest joy in life was her family. Everyone who knew Coral loved her. He was an angel who watched and took care of his family.

Funeral services will be held at Myers Mortuary, 250 North Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m., with family from 12:40 p.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral will follow at 1:00 p.m.

Condolences can be sent to www.myers-mortuary.com.

The initiative helps students meet their basic needs while studying https://utahbbq.org/the-initiative-helps-students-meet-their-basic-needs-while-studying/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 13:25:10 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/the-initiative-helps-students-meet-their-basic-needs-while-studying/

SALT LAKE CITY — An initiative is helping students focus on graduation by relieving other worries in their lives, like having enough to eat.

At the University of Utah, the “Basic Needs Collective” helps students with services such as food, tuition, and affordable housing.

The program’s associate director, Sarah Elizabeth Garza-Levitt, said the program resonated with her personally.

“Sometimes being in school and dealing with all of this can be really difficult,” Garza-Levitt said. “Especially now in our current financial climate. Students are struggling more than ever to meet their basic needs.”

Currently, she is a second-year PhD student studying university student poverty, but her journey began as a teenage single mother.

Garza-Levitt earned his GED at age 16, then spent more than two decades working on his first undergraduate degree.

“I can totally understand,” she exclaimed, “And we want to nurture and sustain the dreams of students, we want to get them where they want to go.”

Students can stop for a meal or snack, but can also receive help with things like tuition, healthcare, and affordable housing. Student volunteers are always there to help you.

“We want to de-stigmatize asking for help, de-stigmatize basic needs,” explained student volunteer Jose Torres. “A lot of people kind of don’t want to talk about these things.”

The collective is a “judgment-free zone” where the goal is to minimize the stress a student may have while seeking help.

“We always give students the opportunity to express themselves and choose, and help them navigate the complex world of academics, finances, and other life circumstances they might be going through,” Garza-Levitt explained. “We are a resource carrier.”

To learn more about the services offered by the Basic Needs Collective, click here.

Take a look at a Mexican restaurant set to open on the 15th and 15th https://utahbbq.org/take-a-look-at-a-mexican-restaurant-set-to-open-on-the-15th-and-15th/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 12:03:27 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/take-a-look-at-a-mexican-restaurant-set-to-open-on-the-15th-and-15th/

Buena Vida is gearing up to open in December, offering affordable Mexican cuisine with a few twists.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Workers prepare space for Buena Vida, a new restaurant at 1500 East in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022.

The person behind two Mexican restaurants in Park City is planning a third, in Salt Lake City’s 15th and 15th Wards, which is slated to open in early December.

Utah restaurateur Alan Galeano, who operates El Chubasco and Don Gallo (formerly Crystal Park Cantina) in Park City, is opening Buena Vida at 1500 S. 1500 East – in the space once occupied by longtime Italian restaurant La Trattoria di Francesco.

Galeano said he is looking forward to opening a restaurant in Salt Lake City because he can operate it as a year-round restaurant, compared to Park City’s seasonal rhythms.

Buena Vida, he said, would focus on affordable Mexican food, the same price as Caputo — a few doors down south on 1500 East — charges for sandwiches. A burrito, he said, would average around $16, though it “depends on what you order.”

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Workers prepare space for Buena Vida, a new restaurant at 1500 East in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022.

“It’s going to be super reasonable, because I’m not doing this in the short term. My restaurants are long-term,” Galeano said. “I have to work with the public and the people there – we asked around and my estate agent asked people what they wanted there, because I have Italian restaurants, Spanish restaurants, hamburger restaurants, Asian restaurants. I have a pho place, I have a thai place. So they wanted Mexican.

The expected prices for Buena Vida contrast with the exorbitant meals served at La Trattoria di Francesco. This restaurant has become famous, or infamous, for serving Utah’s most expensive and extravagant steak – a 48-ounce Fiorentina steak with shaved truffles and encrusted with 24-karat edible gold, for $260.

Galeano opened Buono Vita, an Italian restaurant, in Hermosa Beach, California 30 years ago. He sold it in 2015 and now operates eight restaurants in Utah, including Buono Vita locations in Park City and Lehi.

The new restaurant’s menu would include standard Mexican dishes, such as burritos, tortas, tacos and tostadas. Many items, he said, would have a twist — for example, they will serve octopus tacos and spicy salmon tostadas.

“We’ll have ceviches,” he says. “So it’s shrimp, it’s red onion, it’s pineapple, cilantro, yerba buena, a little white vinegar and a little olive oil, salt, pepper and avocado.”

A bar area at Buena Vida will have the only televisions on site. “We have a full liquor license, so we’ll have everything,” he said.

Galeano said he also wanted to do brunch on Sundays, “so everyone can just come hang out and enjoy. … I wanted to do it inexpensively, because I want everyone to be able to come over for a few times a week and not breaking the bank. I don’t want it to be a place where people come once a month, or for a birthday or when they are celebrating something.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Workers prepare space for Buena Vida, a new restaurant at 1500 East in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022.

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She cooks recipes she finds on tombstone epitaphs https://utahbbq.org/she-cooks-recipes-she-finds-on-tombstone-epitaphs/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 12:56:04 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/she-cooks-recipes-she-finds-on-tombstone-epitaphs/


The first time Rosie Grant baked a recipe she found carved on a stranger’s tombstone, she made a batch of spritz cookies.

From his kitchen in Takoma Park, Maryland, Grant mixed the batter in a large bowl. There were no instructions to follow, only a list of simple ingredients: butter, sugar, vanilla, an egg, flour, baking powder and salt. The cookies were divine.

Since her first foray into baking this tombstone recipe a year ago, she’s made several other recipes she’s found in cemeteries across the country. The preparation of delicacies by the deceased became a hobby for Grant. It’s unusual, yes, but fulfilling.

“Cooking these recipes showed me another side of death,” said Grant, 33. “It’s a way to memorialize someone and celebrate their life.”

Before she came across her first recipe, she had never heard of grave cooking instructions. It’s not a trivial sentiment for a headstone, she says, but there are definitely a few there. And once she tasted it, she made it her mission to find more.

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When she baked the spritz cookies last October, Grant had recently completed an internship at the Congressional Cemetery in DC – as part of her coursework for the Masters of Library and Information Science program at the University of Maryland. , from which she graduated earlier this year.

In one of her classes, Grant was instructed to create a social media account. Her teacher suggested she use her new TikTok profile to document her internship at the cemetery. She liked the idea and decided to call her account “ghostly archive”.

At the time, “I was very new to the world of cemeteries,” she said, adding that her initial posts included detailing the five things she learned on the first day of her internship, and a another highlighting the LGBTQ section of the Congressional Cemetery.

“It was the best internship,” Grant said. “I never thought I would enjoy it so much.”

After the internship ended, she continued to chronicle the contents of the cemetery on her TikTok account. She quickly realized that she was not the only one with a fascination for cemeteries.

“I discovered the TikTok graveyard, which is its own gigantic niche,” Grant said, explaining that she dug up countless graveyard-themed accounts. “They call themselves ‘taphophiles'” — someone with a passion for cemeteries, funerals and headstones.

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As a new taphophile herself, Grant has spent much of her free time surfing the web for graveyard stories. Her research led her to an Atlas Obscura article about Naomi Odessa Miller-Dawson’s spritz cookie recipe, engraved on her gravestone in Brooklyn, NY.

“What a cool gift she put on her tombstone,” Grant recalled. “I will try to do it.”

She recorded the cooking process and posted it on TikTok, “and it exploded,” she said.

She ended her TikTok with, “They are to die for.”

Grant began looking for other tombstone recipes and “I learned there were several more,” she said, adding that she had found a few in the United States and two in Israel. “In North America, all have been women, and all but one have been desserts.”

She spent the last year looking up tombstone recipes online and cooking them all. The second she made was Martha Kathryn “Kay” Kirkham Andrews’ famous fudge – the recipe is carved on a tombstone in Logan, Utah. Grant shared a video of his fudge-making process on TikTok, and Andrews’ family discovered it.

“I think she would find it very comforting that her fudge recipe lives on,” said Natalie Andrews, the DC-based granddaughter of Kay Andrews. “My grandmother would have been delighted.”

Andrews described her grandmother – who died aged 97 – as ‘the happiest and most loving person’ and ‘a true grandmother’.

She always carried Tootsie Rolls in her purse as a gift, her granddaughter said, and she loved cooking and baking. She often delivered homemade treats to people’s homes.

“Fudge was his signature gift,” Andrews said. “She loved to give.”

“The food,” she continued, “is really how she showed her love.”

It was her grandmother’s idea to engrave the recipe on her own headstone, which she shares with her husband, Wade, who died in 2000. Kay Andrews – who died in 2019 – had the recipe engraved and installed after the death of her husband, giving her nearly two decades to watch strangers fall on her common stone and make her beloved caramel.

“She could see him becoming popular. She had a real kick,” Andrews said. The recipe for the tombstone “matched his sense of humor and his desire to give to others”.

She now ends her TikToks with, “Another recipe to die for.” She is always on the lookout for more epitaph dishes.

“There are more out there, and I’ll keep looking for them,” Grant said.

According to Loren Rhoads, lecturer on graveyard history and author of “Death’s Garden Revisited,” headstone recipes are relatively rare.

“In all the cemeteries I’ve seen, I’ve never seen a headstone with a recipe on it,” Rhoads said, adding that she’s visited “hundreds of cemeteries.”

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It’s a lovely concept, especially since, “in Victorian times, sometimes women didn’t even have their own names on their headstones,” Rhoads said. “To see women claiming this now, or to see families claiming this for their matriarch, I think that’s really cool.”

Recipe epitaphs actually make a lot of sense, Rhoads said, given the connection between food and death. In times of sadness and grief, food serves as comfort and a source of longing.

In his experience making tombstone recipes, Grant noticed the same connection.

“There’s this connection with food and death,” Grant said, adding that she lost both of her grandmothers during the pandemic, and every time she eats a meal they once cooked for her. , “it brings me all the closer to them”.

“Food is this weird doorway to talk about harder topics like death. We don’t want to think about our own mortality, but talking about food and memorializing is a bit more acceptable,” said Grant, who works as a librarian and recently moved to Los Angeles, “I’m extremely uncomfortable with death. This whole process has been a way for me to approach these more difficult subjects.”

Grant has prepared recipes from tombstones in New York, Iowa, Alaska, Louisiana, California, Utah, Washington, and Israel. Beyond making the recipes, she also hopes to visit the graves of all the people whose final resting place is beneath their favorite ingredients. So far, she has reached three, including that of Kay Andrews in Utah.

“My goal is to go to all of them,” she said. “I would love to cook the recipe and taste it at their grave as an encouragement to that person who gave this gift to me and everyone else.”