Written by adam on Sep 28, 2006
A Big Bowl of Red
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My latest article about Chili is up over at Cooking For US
"In my part of the country, folks gather 'round the television in mid-october in celebration of our two beloved football teams: the Longhorns of The University of Texas and the Sooners of Oklahoma University. For decades, the game has been played at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park, Dallas which is also the site of the Texas State Fair. Attending the Texas State Fair in October is a wonderful event, especially for the whole family. The food, of course, is incredible. Did you know that the corn dog was invented at the State Fair of Texas? It's true. For me, the Texas-OU game means chili ... Texas-style chili. That is, real chili. None of that cinnamon-laced slop they serve over spaghetti in Cincinnati."
Responses to "A Big Bowl of Red" ...
'Tis the season for Chili!
Tis the season for Texas-OU dontcha know.
Now I love a good Texas chili. I don't use beans or ground beef... Chunks of chuck with several types of chiles, and a good beer thrown in for good measure.
However, "that cinnamon-laced slop they serve over spaghetti in Cincinnati" is just a different animal, and great on its own... If you haven't had it here in Cincy, then don't knock it. I just don't confuse the two, and I can enjoy each for what it is! :)
Rut-Roh! I hope I didn't offend anyone with my slop comment. I have had the Cincy chili ... something about my brain would allow me to accept it. Especially over pasta.
This coming from a guy (me) who would willingly put a piece of possum in his mouth.