Virginia Brock’s Georgia-Style Brunswick Stew

The great states of Georgia and Virginia have two major things in common: Each is home to its own Brunswick County, and each claims to be the home-place of the first-ever bubbling pot of that famous Southern specialty, Brunswick stew.

Where Credit Is Due: Ignacio Barquera of The El Felix

We asked [Ignacio] what kind of tamales we should serve at The El Felix, and he told us that when he was growing up in Mexico City, there were times when his family couldn’t afford meat. So they made tamales with strips of poblano pepper (known as “rajas”), Oaxaca cheese, and salsa verde.