2016 Winner Terlingua Chili Cook Off

2016 Winner Terlingua Chili Cook Off

Back in the 60s it was understood that the finest chili cook in all of Texas was Wick Fowler.

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

Fiesta Is the Best Party In Texas

Fiesta Is the Best Party In Texas

We’ve always marveled over the ‘Keep San Antonio’ lame tee shirts that plenty people in south Texas like to wear. There’s nothing lame about San Antonio. The city has the richest history in all of Texas; the Mexican food is without parallel in USA, and Doug Sahm, the greatest Texas musician of all time came up on the city’s streets. Continue Reading

Chef Cariño Cortez In Her San Antonio Restaurant Viva Villa Taquería

Chef Cariño Cortez In Her San Antonio Restaurant Viva Villa Taquería

On a recent trip through south Texas we spent a long day in San Antonio on the trail of the last chili queen. We ranged across town stopping into diners, cafes and taquerias to see if we could find a woman on the range with a big kettle of chili burbling and a crowd of customers hunched over bowls of Texas Red. 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

RL Reeves Jr Speaks On Chili Con Carne

RL Reeves Jr Speaks On Chili Con Carne

One of the most popular portals on the Scrumptious Chef website is The Art And Science Of Chili where our cooks and writers post recipes and blog about the pleasures of a well-crafted kettle of chili.

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.

Mexene Chili Powder Was Invented By T Bailey Walker In Austin Texas

Mexene Chili Powder Was Invented By T Bailey Walker In Austin Texas

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