VideoSouthern food writer, John Egerton, goes to the St. Mary Magdalene Parish annual picnic. Burgoo is the iconic food at Catholic Parish picnics in Daviess County, KY.
Kentucky Burgoo and Virginia Sheep Stew are unique among Southern stews in their use of mutton or lamb, hinting at the historical importance of sheep in Southern culture and diet. While western Kentucky burgoo recipes are distinguished by the inclusion of mutton, many of them include other meats - squirrel, veal, ox tail, beef, or pork - bringing to mind jokes told by stewmasters that refer to “possum or animals that got too close to the pot.”
Video“Bear Camp” stew is the featured favorite at the Burgoo International Cookoff in Webster Springs, WV.
VideoAuthor John Egerton, scholar Dr. Lee Dew, and “friend of burgoo” Jimmy Biddle at the St. Mary Magdalene Parish’s annual picnic.
VideoProject advisor Jay Williams reads from the book “Tale of the Elk”. Williams organized and developed the exhibit “Southern Stews” in 2001.
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