The Resource Brunswick stew : a Virginia treasure, produced and directed by R. Stanley Woodward ; writing team, James H. Williams, Barbara Woodward, R. Stanley Woodward

Brunswick stew : a Virginia treasure, produced and directed by R. Stanley Woodward ; writing team, James H. Williams, Barbara Woodward, R. Stanley Woodward

Label
Brunswick stew : a Virginia treasure
Title
Brunswick stew
Title remainder
a Virginia treasure
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by R. Stanley Woodward ; writing team, James H. Williams, Barbara Woodward, R. Stanley Woodward
Title variation
  • Brunswick stew, Virginia
  • Virginia Brunswick stew
Title variation remainder
origins of a Southern folk heritage tradition
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From 1992 to 1998, Southern folklife documentary producer Stan Woodward moved into and through the network of stewmasters and stew crews in Brunswick County, Virginia, to document the story of the origin and the continuation of the nearly 200 year-old tradition of cooking Brunswick stew stirred in huge black iron pots with wooden paddles. The original stew made with squirrels has been modified with chicken substituting for squirrel, and the camera takes us 'pot-side' throughout the county as we document the competitive stew crews and stewmasters cooking their 'secret' recipes.We learn the story of the tradition first-hand and trace down the ancestors of those who are said to have first named the stew. The filmmaker visits for the first time on camera the site where locals say the first 'Brunswick Stew' was cooked in 1828 by Uncle Jimmy Matthews, camp cook for Dr. Creed Haskins, a Virginia legislator. The documentary spends time with locally acclaimed stewmaster champions
Member of
Cataloging source
VMC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Videography, editing, R. Stanley Woodward ; music, Harold B. Hausenfluck ; editorial consultant and advisor, James H. Williams ; project adviser, Gary Barrow ; consultants, Rev. Stephen Bradley, Thelma Doswell, William Kelso, APVA Jamestown Rediscovery Project, Nancy Egloff, Sharon Walls, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Runtime
117
Series statement
The Stan Woodward Southern culture & folklife lifeworks collection
Technique
live action
Label
Brunswick stew : a Virginia treasure, produced and directed by R. Stanley Woodward ; writing team, James H. Williams, Barbara Woodward, R. Stanley Woodward
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1998
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
879283433
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD-R; NTSC; all regions; 4:3 full screen; Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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