[Sca-cooks] History of the "stew" that is Chili
t.d.decker at att.net
Tue Mar 22 13:52:27 PDT 2011
"When they have to pay for their meat in the market, a very little is made
to suffice for a family; this is generally cut into a kind of hash with
nearly as many peppers as there are pieces of meat--this is all stewed
together." J(oseph).C(hambers). Clopper, (Jan 11, 1802-Jan. 7, 1861), from
his journal as published by Edward N. Clopper, his grandson. The
observation was made in 1828 during a trip (1827-1828) to Texas with his
father and brothers.
There's this information from Sharon Hudgins "Chili" The Oxford
Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America.
The city first associated with chili was San Antonio, Texas, where the
cooking of a chili-like dish was documented in the 1820s.
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