Every Southerner knows it’s all about the food. Good food, that is, and that’s exactly what you’ll get, along with a good read, from the Chapel of the Cross cookbook Day in the Country. This beautiful full-color book offers a generous slice of Chapel history as well as culinary delights passed down through the generations. Named after the church’s annual festival, A Day in the Country, this book delights the senses with more than 100 photographs, 169 recipes gathered from the Chapel’s fine cooks and captivating stories of bygone ages and the people and events that make it a thriving parish today.
Featuring closely guarded secret recipes, including some that have never before been written down, this cookbook unveils them all, from the award-winning recipes of the Chapel’s own Heavenly Hogs Barbeque Team to the illusive secrets of the famous 63 Egg Cake. It also tells the story of the settlement of areas such as Annandale, Ingleside and the community of Mannsdale. Join us as we share a part of our faith journey, celebrating the past and its legacies, our identity today, and, of course, the mouth-watering cuisine that surrounds it all.
Widely publicized throughout the South, the cookbook also won the prestigious TABASCO Community Cookbook Award for the Southern Region in 2009.
Famed cartoonist and loved parishioner Marshall Ramsey created this sketch of the Chapel in the summer of 2019. Highlighting not only the beauty of the Chapel building but also the spirit of the Chapel community, words like “peace,” “love,” and “Christ” are integrated throughout the drawing. These limited-edition, signed and numbered prints are printed on a creamy heavyweight cardstock and measure 11 x 14 inches, with wide margins perfect for framing. Take home a piece of the original Chapel and contribute to the construction of our new worship space by purchasing one of these beautiful drawings today.