To chisel that assertion into stone, a group of chili lovers calling themselves ‘Chili Appreciation Society International’, led by Dallas newsman Frank X. Tolbert, issued a challenge to one H. Allen Smith, a New York-based funnyman who had written an inflammatory article titled “Nobody Knows More About Chili Than I Do” Continue Reading
Last weekend, San Antonio, Texas hosted the 39th edition of the Texas State Open Chili Championship. We were in Texas at the time but elbow-deep in prep for a food party so we had to miss out on the shootout.
What we would not have given…
Trader’s Village was the proving ground for the men and women who competed at the event. Continue Reading
National Chili Day is the fourth Thursday of every February. In certain pockets of the US this gives adherents to the ways of chili a day of celebration and reflection.
The enterprising chili scribes at WCPO are willing to let you know about the “Top 9 Cincinnati Chili Parlors” if you’ll be so kind as to subscribe to their website for the low price of $79.00. We’re not down with ground beef drenched in a paste of wet cinnamon powder so we’ll pass. Continue Reading
We were doing chili research when we stumbled upon the Reddit Chili Appreciation Society forum where over 2,000 members meet to discuss the art of one of the most revered foods of the world.
Let it be said right from the start that we are ecclesiastics when it comes to this dish and are ardent in our belief that there is no finer thing in this world than a steaming bowl of Texas Red served with chopped sweet onion (raw) and a hunk of Longhorn cheddar on the side. Continue Reading
Bruce Foods (est.1928) in New Iberia, Louisiana continues its sell-off of some of its popular lines.
You will recall that back in December 2013 Bruce sold its Bruce’s Yams and Southern Vegetable product lines along with a canning facility to South Carolina-based McCall Foods (est.1838).
A year late McCall tightened its belt by shutting down the cannery based near New Iberia leading to the loss of 37 full-time jobs.Continue Reading