Brunswick stew is my favorite southern food and a traditional side at pig-pickins (BBQs). When i was growing up in Rome, GA I would eat this at picknics and festivals. This recipe was a photocopy of a photocopy from some southern cooking magazine that came from our very southern cleaning lady. I always cook a big pot and freeze most of it for quick dinners. It takes all day to cook, but can be made in sections ahead of time.