TIL about Perpetual Stew, common in the middle ages, it was a stew that was kept constantly stewing in a pot and rarely emptied, just constantly replenished with whatever items they could throw in it.

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21 Feb 2018 18:45 - +17215
The food can't spoil if you never stop cooking it.
21 Feb 2018 18:41 - +9377
This is surprisingly common, I have a local Chinese place nearby that has been making pork broth and according to them it has been 10 years running so far they just top up the ingredients daily.
21 Feb 2018 18:41 - +4226
I think they served this at my high school.
21 Feb 2018 19:01 - +4098
we used to do 7 day stew in college with a croc pot. usually it only made it to day 5 before we all got sick of stew, no matter how much we altered it as we went along... although filtering out the chunks and freezing the broth/roux/gravey type stuff was useful, as there's a *lot* of character to it. usually it'd start as beef stew, morph into several kinds of chili, and the remaining chunks would end up as curry. water can be added to thin the liquid, and minute rice to thicken. sometimes you would have to skim the oil/fat off the top, other times add a dollop of butter. don't add stovetop stuffing, french toast, or absinthe.
21 Feb 2018 20:41 - +2751
"Woa woa woa, there's still plenty of meat on that bone. I mean you take this home, throw it in a pot, add some broth..a potato...Baby, you got a stew goin!" - Carl Weathers
21 Feb 2018 22:12 - +2462
My grandmother still does this, simmering on the wood stove all the time. We lovingly call it “Garbage Soup”. She’s pretty healthy for a 91 year old still living alone on the family farm so it can’t be hurting I guess.
21 Feb 2018 18:53 - +1173
My go-to meal in Kingdom Come Deliverance.
21 Feb 2018 18:49 - +842
Interesting so in a way there's some of the original stew in every bowl.
21 Feb 2018 21:10 - +824
My boyfriend's family makes something similar. They call it "week soup." For a while, I thought it was "weak soup" and I thought it would be watered down soup, but it's actually very good!
21 Feb 2018 21:14 - +522
I think this is where the children’s rhyme “Peas porridge hot, Peas porridge cold, Peas porridge in the pot, 9 days old” comes from. Edit: To break up the rhyme scheme and better show how it’s spoken.
21 Feb 2018 19:33 - +499
Some chef is working n the mother of all moles [Madre Mole](https://www.madfeed.co/2015/enrique-olveras-300-day-old-mole/ ) it’s stewed for 300+ days
21 Feb 2018 21:17 - +392
A nice bowl of brown from the local pot shop.
21 Feb 2018 19:24 - +324
When I went to school we had this cake dough called Hermann. You got a little bit of dough and put a certain amount of sugar, flour, and other stuff in it to have enough for a cake. But before you bake it in the oven you took a little bit out and put it in three bowls to give it to three friends with the recipe. They should do the same. I always wondered if it was a good idea to eat it because apparently that dough or parts of that dough were months old. But it tasted good at least. I looked into it. I didn't think of that hermann cake for decades. There is a wiki article about this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_cake
21 Feb 2018 20:31 - +294
It would usually start with a stone for flavour to the water
21 Feb 2018 21:44 - +288
Kentucky has this too. Its called Burgoo. It was an excuse for hunters to slowly chip in meat additions while a woman or drunk Catholic man guarded the pot and stirred it often. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgoo
21 Feb 2018 22:24 - +233
Gas stations do the same thing with the hot liquid nacho cheese sauce. As long as the heat is always on and it always turns, it stays safe from bacterial growth. Saw in the news once that a new employee turned the machine off over night once, it led to an outbreak.
21 Feb 2018 21:59 - +141
Medieval Wendy's chili.
21 Feb 2018 21:10 - +94
they still do this in China. It's called malatang
21 Feb 2018 22:55 - +83
I know an old Aboriginal guy who lives out bush and he’s got a pot over the fire with a “stew” he reckons has been cooking for about 4 years. He just throws in the leftovers of whatever he catches or picks, along with bits and pieces he gets when he comes into town; maybe the occasional carrot or potato or some stock powder. You never quite know what you’re going to get a chunk of… could be a bit of lizard or some kangaroo or a piece of beef he got off a farmer. I’ve never gotten crook from it yet (touch wood).
21 Feb 2018 22:06 - +82
I heard about a restaurant in Japan that has a similar thing going on currently but with Japanese curry. It’s supposedly been kept going for over 100 years now, but I’m not sure if this has been verified or was just used to drum up interest.
21 Feb 2018 21:36 - +55
Is this what I’ve been eating in Kingdom Come?
21 Feb 2018 22:40 - +37
I tried this for a week or so once and it made my roommate move out.
21 Feb 2018 22:58 - +20
My great grandparents must have been older than I thought. It’s still a running joke in the family about going to visit them at the lake every weekend in the summer and every weekend the crockpot full of chili and hot dogs would come out of the freezer and get heated up all weekend. Then at the end of the weekend it would go back in the freezer. It was never emptied, never cleaned, and all men drinking light beer in the sun all day could care less.

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