John Nova Lomax speaks on Texas chili con carne

Every so often a new voice arises in the world of Texas chili letters. John Nova Lomax recently published a treatise on Texas chili that deserves a mention. Writing on the Texas Monthly platform, Lomax goes deep into the origins of our state’s official dish.

The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne is a rigorously researched longform article on the most beloved food in the Lone Star state.

However, chili con carne is not the only official dish of the state. There are eight in total.

We wrote The Rules Of Texas Red nearly eight years ago.

  1. Thanks for this link. Fantastic piece of work by Lomax. I had missed this in TM. Saw it on RF and tried to join over there to comment on this and other posts but but have been given the runaround by the software or admins so came over here.

    • Welcome. I hate to hear that your attempt to join Roadfood was for naught. We need more voices over there. Why did you quit posting on your site? RL

      • Yes the do need voices.
        Hah! Looks like its been more than a year since the last post. Hadn’t realized it was that long. Have a couple percolating but I got tired of writing reviews and lost inspiration for searching out new places. I still post pictures and descriptions but no commentary on http://sonovabob.blogspot.com/.

        Inspired by some of you posts over there (haven’t looked for all of them here) I’m plotting a chili tour of Houston when the weather gets cooler; may make it up to North Texas, too. May post about that and am thinking of trying CH again, as much as I hate the owners.

        • Take a peek on Chowhound before posting. It is a graveyard. They drove all the posters off, and now it’s just crickets. Give Roadfood another shot. We’d love to have another Texas writer on there amid all the regional experts. RL

  2. Thanks for this link. Fantastic piece of work by Lomax. I had missed this in TM. Saw it on RF and tried to join over there to comment on this and other posts but but have been given the runaround by the software or admins so came over here.

    • Welcome. I hate to hear that your attempt to join Roadfood was for naught. We need more voices over there. Why did you quit posting on your site? RL

      • Yes the do need voices.
        Hah! Looks like its been more than a year since the last post. Hadn’t realized it was that long. Have a couple percolating but I got tired of writing reviews and lost inspiration for searching out new places. I still post pictures and descriptions but no commentary on http://sonovabob.blogspot.com/.

        Inspired by some of you posts over there (haven’t looked for all of them here) I’m plotting a chili tour of Houston when the weather gets cooler; may make it up to North Texas, too. May post about that and am thinking of trying CH again, as much as I hate the owners.

        • Take a peek on Chowhound before posting. It is a graveyard. They drove all the posters off, and now it’s just crickets. Give Roadfood another shot. We’d love to have another Texas writer on there amid all the regional experts. RL

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