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Featured Cookbook

“Day in the Country”

“Day in the Country”

    Beyond the community it serves, Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Madison County is known for its history, its popular A Day in the Country fall festival and, as featured here, its hugely successful cookbook.
    “Day in the Country: Sharing Our History, Heritage & Fabulous Fare Through the Generations” serves up 169 recipes based on fresh ingredients and simple preparation. It’s all here: foods for everyday meals, tailgate snacking, entertaining and special occasion dining. Included are “secret” recipes, including the award-winning recipes of the Chapel’s own Heavenly Hogs Barbeque Team.
    The emphasis is on the homemade, from dressings and soups to breads and desserts. Cooking instructions and tips are peppered throughout the book. Stories about church history, people and foods—including the one about the original 63 Egg Cake (an 1859 recipe)—make this a cookbook as interesting to read as it is inspiring.
    The 63 Egg Cake takes center stage at A Day in the Country, the Chapel’s largest fund-raising event since 1979. Held on the first Saturday in October, the event features good food, wholesome fun, a country store with baked goodies, large crafts fair, activities for kids, silent auction, Chapel and cemetery tours, hayrides and much more. The event draws thousands from across the state.
    The full-color cookbook may be purchased on the Chapel of the Cross website, chapelofthecrossms.org. Price for the 262-page hardcover book (with lay-flat binding) is $28.95, plus tax.

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