With more than 100 years worth of lenten lunches served, Birmingham’s Cathedral Church of the Advent has inspired a hungry following.
Photo: Jennifer Davick
More than 100 years ago, church volunteers in Birmingham, Alabama wanted to find a way to encourage people to attend weekday sermons during the 40 days of Lent. Their tactic? Great food. Today, hundreds of locals show up to get fed after they, well, get fed. Here are the crowd-pleasing recipes. Some are classic Southern; all are simple and delicious