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Old 06-06-2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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IL - Arenzville ... home of the worlds BEST burgoo

Arenzville, IL - Home of the World's Best Burgoo
My mothers family hails from Arenzville. My grandfather stirred the pots by hand, with an oar before they had electric paddles. I've loved it since I can remember, unfortunately I never lived there myself. With any luck, I'll be there to help chop and peel this year.
Has anyone here had Arenzville burgoo? Its big in Kentucky, and in Utica, Il. Ive had Utica burgoo, it just didn't compare.
Arenzville is worth the trip.


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Old 06-06-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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Burgoo, did someone say "burgoo?" I love it and ate it as a child. I grew up in western Kentucky, not to far from where I live now. Burgoo rocks. Soooo good.

It can be compared to the northern part of our country's dish that is called "booya." My spelling could be incorrect, but it's just as good, in its own way, as burgoo.

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Old 06-06-2009, 09:35 PM   #3
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there is a Booyah recipe here. Also lots of other good Wisconsin recipes. Booyah is cooked like Burgoo, and many of the same ingredients. I'm guessing each Burgoomeister has their own blend of spices. Arenzville made theirs with local stuff, and I doubt very many spices, it always been a town with little disposable income.
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:17 AM   #4
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This sounds like the northern version of Brunswick stew.
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