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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Lenten Blogging 2022: Day 9

Longtime friend of this blog Doug Smith found something around Christmas that, I've been looking for a reason to share.  Nothing much going on today so for your culinary enjoyment, courtesy of BBQ Pit Boys, here is their video on YouTube depicting the brewing of a fine batch of Brunswick stew!

Brunswick stew is practically a staple food of the rural South where I come from (north-central North Carolina) during the autumn and winter months.  Many groups like churches and Boy Scout troops make stew to sell as fundraiser, and lots of people enjoy inviting others over for stew that they've made in pots like this one (or even much bigger).  A big stew is an all night affair, with cooking starting as early as 6 p.m. and going on through til 7 the next morning.  It's also a communal event, with people slicing onions and potatoes to put in the pot.  And taking turns stirring the pot from dusk to dawn (often with a cold wind blowing).  Nothing like a big steaming hot pot of stew to keep you warm through the night.

Anyhoo, the BBQ Pit Boys do a fine job showing how Brunswick stew is made.  This is certainly not something you'll find at McDonald's or even Texas Roadhouse.  This is, as one of the crew says in the video, "good living".