Brunswick Stew

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By Jeremy Round

Published 1988

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Jane and Michael Stern’s Real American Food is ‘American cuisine as eaten by real folks every day’, from Mary Mac’s Green Tomato Chowchow to Winnemucca Coffee.

The section on the South has a recipe for Brunswick Stew, slightly adapted below, which the Stems call ‘domesticated’ to distinguish it from the supposed original ‘slave’s make-do meal of stale bread, onions and a brace of fresh-killed squirrels’. Several Brunswicks in North Carolina and Virginia claim this, although I