|Quantity Cooking: Kentucky Burgoo for crowds||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: ann zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)|
|Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 14:38:10 -0600|
Greetings! As you all may have heard, Debbie Behrens is coordinating an effort to develop a "cohousing cookbook" that would emphasize quantity cooking recipes. AND the cookbook will also contain features such as dinner rituals, dining w/ kids, menu planning, etc., etc., This book is to be published by the time of our next North American Cohousing conference (Amherst, MA '99.) To wit, this is my contribution to the cookbook recipe section. It comes from my mother's first cookbook as a newly-wed. I'm suggesting we have a "Loaves and Fishes" section of the cookbook (featuring recipes for feeding crowds) and I'm entering this recipe in hopes of winning 1st prize in this category. I'm not making this up. This is a real recipe. The cookbook that contains the recipe was published well before WWII. I've included the quaint spelling and grammatical twists & turns. --Start-- KENTUCKY BURGOO (This recipe makes 1200 gallons) 600 pounds lean soup meat (no fat, no bones) 200 pounds of lean hens 2000 pounds potatoes, peeled and diced 200 pounds onions 5 bushels of cabbage, chopped 60 ten-pound cans of tomatoes 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 Worcestershire, Tabasco or A#1 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. "Burgoo is literally a soup composed of many vegetables and meats delectably fused together in an enormous caldron, over which, at the exact moment, a rabbit's foot at the end of a yarn string is properly waved by a preacher, whose salary has been paid to date. These are the good omens by which the burgoo is fortified." from Carey's *Dictionary of Double Derivations." "Kentucky Burgoo" is the celebrated stew which is served in Kentucky on Derby Day, at Political Rallies, Horse Sales and at other outdoor events. This recipe is from a handwritten copy by Mr. J.T. Looney, of Lexington. Mr. Looney is Kentucky's most famous Burgoo-maker and it was for him that Mr. E. R. Bradley named his Kentucky Derby winner "Burgoo King." Mr. Looney uses a suace of his own in the preparation of this truly-amazing concoction. Mr. Looney is invited to all parts of the country to prepare Burgoo for large gatherings. This is not a dish to be attempted by an amateur though it can be prepared in smaller quantities. It is a very picturesque sight to see Mr. Looney, aided by many assistants, preparing this dish over open fires and huge kettles which are kept simmering all night. --End-- Think we should try it at the next conference??? I'll bring a cabbage.. -- _______________________ Best -- Ann Zabaldo ZABALDO [at] EARTHLINK.NET A great East Coast Conference over too soon! Tom Braford has already announced a Mid-west conference for 2000! But come to Amherst next for the North American conference in 1999! Takoma Village Cohousing is the Washington D.C. area's first URBAN cohousing community. Email me for more details.
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