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Fish Stews, Pitt County

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The fish stews created in eastern North Carolina are more than just an ordinary folk meal. Similar in meaning to a pig picking, fish stews are highly ritualized and symbolic social events. A festive but informal meal, fish stews are often prepared for large crowds who gather to enjoy one another's company while the meal cooks. The unpretentiousness of the meal reflects favorably to a people who value reality over appearances.
North Carolina Literary Review (NoCar PS 266 N8 N66x), Vol. Issue 12, 2003, p130-132, il, por