Chasen's Famous Chili
Recipe from the cookbook Chasen's - Where Hollywood Dined. Writing to Dave Chasen, owner of Chasen's Restaurant: "The chili is so good. All gone now. Please send me ten quarts of your wonderful chili in
dry ice to 448 Via Appia pignatelli. - Love and kisses, Elizabeth Taylor." -
(Elizabeth Taylor, on location in Rome, 1962).
Chili H. Allen Smith
Recipe from the book Chili Madness by Jane Butel. The first chili cook-off known to modern man took place in 1967 in uninhabited Terlingua,
Texas (once a thriving mercury-mining town of 5,000 people). It was a two-man cook-off between Texas chili champ Wick Fowler (a Dallas and Denton newspaper reporter) and H. Allen Smith (humorist and author), which ended in a tie. The cook-off challenge started when H. Allen Smith wrote a story for the Holiday magazine titled
Nobody Knows More About Chili Than I Do, which raised the wrath of Texas chili graduate students.
Linda's Chili Con Carne
I've won two local chili contest with this recipe, including one that had a Texan on the judging committee. If a Texan can give my chili a
"thumbs up," it must be great! Remember there are no beans in a true
Texas chili, but I like to add some beans, but not too much. This is one of those recipes that I just do. I've estimated the
amount of each ingredient I have used in making this recipe below. If you want to add more
or less of an ingredient (or even leave one out), feel free to do
so. It is very hard to "wreck" a chili con carne.
Pedernales River Chili
This recipe is President Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United
States, chili recipes. Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson had cards printed with the LBJ's "Pedernales River Chili" recipe.
She is quoted as saying, "It has been almost as popular as the government pamphlet on the care and feeding of children."
This version is from Lone Star Legacy, a cookbook put out by the Austin Junior Forum in 1981.
This delicious chili recipe and photos were shared with my
by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA. Karen says,
"I saw this recipe in Penzey's Spice Catalog by Randy Benham, and I was intrigued by the
unusual addition of cinnamon, ginger, and honey. Not only was it colorful, but
filled with so many layers of flavor! This is my version of this interesting
Spicy Chili with Peppers
This delicious Spicy Chili with Peppers recipe and photo were shared with my by Karen Calanchini, Food
Stylist and Photographer, of
Redding, CA. Karen serves this delicious chile with her
Quesadillas with Cheese.
Tolbert's Original Bowl of Red
Recipe by Frank X. Tolbert, from his book A Bowl of Red, published by Texas A&M University Press, 1953.
Frank Tolbert founded the World Chili Cookoff in Terlingua, Texas
and owned a chain of chili parlors in Dallas, Texas.
Outside of the state of Texas,
Cincinnati, Ohio, is the most chili-crazed city in the United States. Cincinnati prides
itself on being a true chili capital, with more than 180 chili parlors. Cincinnati-style
chili is quite different from its more familiar Texas cousin, and it has developed a
cult-like popularity. What makes it different is the way the meat is cooked. The chili has
a thinner consistency and is prepared with an unusual blend of spices that includes
cinnamon, chocolate or cocoa, allspice, and Worcestershire. this is
truly the unofficial grub of Cincinnati.
Chili - Version 1
Chili - Version 2