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By Kathryn Eastburn

Some have referred to as Sacred Harp making a song America’s earliest track. This strong nondenominational spiritual making a song, a part of a deeply held Southern tradition, has unfold during the country over the last centuries. In A Sacred Feast, Kathryn Eastburn trips into the neighborhood of Sacred Harp singers around the kingdom and introduces readers to the curious glories of a convention that's practiced this present day simply because it used to be 2 hundred years ago.

Each of the book’s chapters visits a distinct area and contours recipes from the accompanying culinary tradition—dinner at the flooring, a hearty noontime ceremonial dinner. From oven-cooked pulled beef barbecue to buck shop cornbread dressing to crimson velvet cake, those recipes inform a narrative of nourishing the physique, the soul, and the voice. The Sacred Harp’s deeply relocating sound and spirit resonate via those pages, captured at conventions in Alabama, Kentucky, Texas, Colorado, and Washington, conveyed in photos of singers, and celebrated within the points of interest, sounds, smells, and tastes of all-day making a song and dinner at the flooring echoing via generations and centuries.

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