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Jun 27 2023


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Let’s Talk About Food + Grieving

Facilitator: Lisa Ruland

There are few things people all have in common. Experiencing grief is one. Eating is another. In grief, food connects us to those we love and lost, can physically nourish us as we heal, and offers a chance to help and connect with others.

This talk, led by food writer and young widow Lisa Ruland, will explore the meaningful roles of food in grief. Lisa will lead an interactive discussion about food and grief, sharing her personal story, recipe ideas, advice, and observations about the connections we form through food.

When: June 27, 7-8 PM

Where: Online via Zoom

Free to attend. Register on Pinelawn’s Eventbrite Page.

More about our Presenter: Lisa Ruland is a food writer based in Brooklyn, NY and Washington, DC. In addition to freelance food writing, Lisa is the editor of Unpeeled, a food website featuring the Food + Grief Project.

In 2014, while working as a food editor in New York, Lisa’s husband was killed in a mountaineering accident. Grieving, Lisa turned to writing and speaking about loss, young widowhood, and finding love again — with a special interest in the relationship between food and grief.

Her writing has appeared in Bon Appétit, Food52, Saveur, Taste, The Washington Post, Eater, Modern Loss, and more.

For questions, contact Kristyn Hovanec, Director of Community Outreach, at or 631.249.6100 x115.


Disclaimer: The information shared in this program is not intended to act as a substitute for any legal and mental health advice concerning individual situations; neither Pinelawn Memorial Park or COPE, its Board of Directors, staff and personnel shall be responsible for any outcomes arising from any information or exercises provided in this program.

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