mmm that’s good oppossum

I just got back from two days in Louisville, Kentucky.

We had lunch at a BBQ place called Mark’s feed store. They were instantly suspicious of the yankee with the blazer and pink dress shirt.

The good news was that I found a new interesting regional food item. Burgoo. Essentially it is a spicy stew made out of whatever meats they have left over. Delicious. 

Here’s a recipe I found online: [link]

600 pounds lean soup meat
200 pounds fat hens
2000 pounds potatoes, peeled and diced
200 pounds of onions
5 bushels of cabbage, chopped
60 ten-pound cans of tomatos
24 ten-pound cans puree of tomatoes
24 ten-pound cans of carrots
18 ten-pound cans of corn
Red pepper and salt to taste
Season with Wochestershire, Tabasco, or A1 Sauce

Mix the ingredients, a little at a time, and cook outdoors in huge iron kettles over wood fires from 15 to 20 hours. Use squirrels in season.. one dozen squirrels to each 100 gallons.


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