How to Spirited Brunch from afar

The secret's in the pages of congregational cookbooks

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The Spirited Brunch isn’t exactly a brunch in the contemporary sense: There aren’t any mimosas or eggs Benedict along the route, for example. (Although I’m hoping to see lots of paid subscribers at the reception beforehand, at which the Lenoir team is planning to pour sparkling rosé and serve fried collards. Don’t forget to RSVP!)

Instead, participating houses of worship are asked to serve dishes that best represent their local community or faith tradition. Among the featured foods not typically associated with a.m. eating are an outstanding okra pilau at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, she-crab soup at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, and Salt Lake Temple-shaped chocolates, supplied by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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