Cooking meat over a pit has been a tradition for centuries in many parts of the world, with Southerners getting their influence from the Spanish and Caribbean.
Tomato-based and usually containing various vegetables and meats, Brunswick Stew is said to have originated in either Brunswick, Georgia, or Brunswick County, Virginia. This Saturday, Georgia's second-largest coastal city honors its claim at the 13th annual Brunswick Rockin' Stewbilee.
Earlier this fall, we rounded up some of the newest, and best, Southern food products available for a tasteoff. The spread included everything from peanut butter to chocolate, pepper jelly and barbecue sauce, and ballots provided asked tasters to vote for their favorites. Now that the votes have been tallied and the products officially "tested," we're ready to share the results.