What Food Is a Prized Family Heirloom?

A West Indian stew, consisting of meat, fish, vegetables, and highly seasoned spices, is considered a family heirloom.

The family stew pot, known by the natives as pepperpot, is never completely emptied. Some of this good Caribbean stew is always left in the pot as the beginning of the next stew.

Mothers bequeath their stew pots to their daughters, and some of these highly prized examples have been simmering a hundred years or more!

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