Joe Booker stew?

Luanne von Schneidemesser lvonschn at FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Thu Jun 10 18:31:40 UTC 1999

At 12:22 PM 6/10/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>Does anyone have information on the term _Joe Booker stew_?  I have
>checked DARE, DAE, DA, OED, Farmer & Henley, Cent. Dict., W3, RU2, Am.
>Dialect Dict., Dict. of Can., Dict. of PEI, DJE, DBE, DNfE.  I have run
>_Joe Booker stew_ and _Booker stew_ on the WWW to no avail.
>The only reference I have to it at this juncture is in a book about
>colonial American cooking in New England.
>Any leads would be much appreciated.
>David K. Barnhart, Editor
>The Barnhart Dictionary Companion
>Barnhart at

We have one cookbook by Imogene Wolcott (1939) which has it, saying the
dish is still (1939) popular in Maine.  Do you want a fax of the page?  Or
xerox, regular mail?


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