Video: The Embalmers’ Cookbook Interview with Jeff Chancellor

Jan 8, 2021 | 0 comments

The Embalmers’ Cookbook

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jeff Chancellor, co-author of The Embalmers’ Cookbook. Written along with his friend Mike Brown, the cookbook is a fun collection of “Recipes to Die For” and trivia about embalming and funeral history.

The Embalmers Cookbook

Fun Recipes and Trivia

The recipes include drinks (Chemical Solutions), salads (Casket Sprays & Flowers), rice and noodles (Maggots and Worms), meats (Rigor Mortis), and desserts (Happy Endings). Some of the recipes I’m looking forward to trying are The Morturita (a margarita), Grandma’s Funeral Salad (potato salad), Vampire Repellent (creamy garlic risotto), and Death By Cheesecake (obvious).

Half of the book includes trivia about embalming, images of old advertisements, and little-known funeral history stories. One example of trivia: Jesus Christ was embalmed using a 50-kilogram mixture containing aloe, frankincense and myrrh, and then He was wrapped in linen and spices by Joseph of Arimethea and Nicodemus.

Embalmers Cookbook Jeff Chancellor

Embalmers Cookbook co-author Jeff Chancellor

The Embalmers’ Cookbook is a collaborative effort by two longtime friends who are also experts in embalming. Mike Brown and Jeff Chancellor have a combined 75 years of experience blending the knowledge, skill, and artistry of embalming.

As Brown and Chancellor say in the introduction: “The following delicious recipes are an expression of who they are. Like embalming, these “knock your socks off” recipes are a blend of art and science, but don’t worry, you don’t need skill or knowledge. They are simple to prepare, the ingredients are easy to acquire, and most importantly, they are delicious.”

As Jeff Chancellor says, “Treat every meal as if it were your last, one day you will be right!”

When the book becomes available on Amazon, it will be listed in the Books to Die For store on A Good In the meantime, if you’d like to get a copy, reach out to Jeff Chancellor through LinkedIn.

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