RE: I made Brunswick stew this week
I like to put a bunch of corn in mine, too. But never, never, Lima beans; they add those in North carolina and it's just too weird for me.
I've been to a few outdoor whole-hog barbecues where they pit cook the hog all night, and one time there was an old couple there who took the hog's head (well washed, but still...) and boiled the meat off, added chickens and rabbits,picked all the meat out and then added corn, tomatoes, potatoes and spices in a big black kettle that looked like a witch's cauldron. When I saw that ugly hog head going into the pot, I swore I wouldn't be eating any of it. But when the aroma of that stew arose, I quickly changed my mind. Best Brunswick stew ever!