Synopses & Reviews
Beloved chili. Passionate chili. Hot chili . . . and not just because of the chiles. Chili, the star of cook-offs, the obsession of societies, and the subject of endless debate over its proper preparation. Has there ever been a better time to be a chili head? A well-stocked supermarket today carries a variety of fresh and dried chiles, fresh cilantro, myriad dried and canned beans, chipotle powder, and all the makings for sides and salsas, from tortillas in the refrigerator case to organic avocados. Jane Butel's Chili Madness
has been praised as "an elegant celebration" (Travel + Leisure
) that "chile lovers will love" (New York Post
), it's the spicy bestseller with over 330,000 copies in print.
Extensively revised, updated, and expanded, the book will fire up a whole new generation of chili fanatics. Of the 160-plus recipes, more than 130 are brand-new. Here are classics, including Reno Red and Navajo Green and Buzzards Breath Chili, as well as newfangled bowls like Moroccan Chili and White Lobster Chili. To accompany the main event are savory breads (Bacon Crumble Cornbread); tempting sidekicks (Hot n Spicy Okra, Red Hot Sweet Potato Lace); fire-taming salads (Crispy Cilantro Coleslaw); and margaritas, of course. (Six kinds!) Luscious desserts such as Double Chocolate Farmers Cakes provide the perfect sweet ending, while chili leftovers are reinvented in crowd-pleasers like Texas-Style Burritos.
More than 35 best and tested recipes
PECOS RIVER BOWL OF RED
MURRAY'S GIRLFRIEND'S CINCINNATI CHILI
BUZZARD'S BREATH CHILI
HY ABERNATHY'S GEORGIA CHAIN-GANG CHILI
SANTA CLARA CHILI
CARROLL SHELBY'S CHILI
NAVAJO GREEN CHILI
Plus Legendary Origins and Spiritual Beginnings. Also Controversies and Further Crazines. Peppers and Powders. Go-Togethers and Cool-Downs. Mail-Order Sources Nationwide.
Go wild. Join chili societies, enter cook-offs, get the newsletters. Learn all the Methods to Chili Madness, and everything about the bowl of blessedness, the soup of the devil, the "strictly American" brew.
"Jane Butel has dedicated herself to prove to the public that chili has a taste all its own. Her credentials are authentic." (The New York Times)
SynopsisSelection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, Quality Paperback Book Club, and Better Homes &Gardens Family Book Service
CHILI MADNESS, now with over 324,000 copies in print, collects more than 35 authentic recipes from all across the country for a fiesta of treasured concoctions that combine meat, chili, and spices in wondrous permutation, some-yes-using pork instead of beef, some-yes-adding tomatoes, some-yes-prepared with beans.
Recipes range from easy First Love Chili to Navajo Green, Reno Red, and the "six-Rolaid-rating" pride of Cincinnati, Murray's Girlfriend's Chili. They come from all over-championship recipes, restaurant recipes, great pots of things named for H. Allen Smith, Carroll Shelby, the city of Santa Clara. There is Chasen's Chili, Texas/Two Fingers Chili. Mike Roy's Housebroken Chili.
CHILI MADNESS also explains how to join chili clubs, receive chili newsletters, develop personal chili recipes, and enter them in competition. A full-alarm call to chili and everything to do with chili, the book includes tips on the best garnishes, the best go-togethers, and the best cool-down drinks.
Selection of the Book-of-the-Month and Quality Paperback book clubs, and Better Homes and Gardens Family Book Service.
About the Author
Jane Butel, an internationally recognized authority on the cuisine of the American Southwest, is a cooking teacher, owner of the Pecos Valley Spice Company, and author of more than 15 cookbooks. She owns and manages Jane Butel's Southwestern Cooking School (and its satellites) in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico; Scottsdale, Arizona; and beyond.
Table of Contents
The Irresistible Passion
Origins of the Bowl of Blessedness
Basic Training-Methods to Chili
Recipes for Chili Madness
Pecos River Bowl of Red
Santa Clara Chili
Craig Claiborne's No-Salt Chili con Carne
New Mexican Chili Pork
Pedernales River Chili
Chili H. Allen Smith
Chili Woody DeSilva
Carroll Shelby's Chili
Mike Roy's Housebroken Chili
Murray's Girlfriend's Cincinnati Chili
Esquire Fortnightly's Eastern Establishment Chili
Jeanne Owen's Chili con Carne
Buzzard's Breath Chili
Texas/Two Fingers Chili
Nevada Annie's Cowboy Chili
Navajo Green Chili
Sun Dance Chili
Chili a la Franey
Hy Abernathy's Georgia Chain Gang Chili
Wheat and Meat Chili
Serendipity's Southern Chili
Authentic Texas Border Chili
Bert Greene's Peppered Chili
Australian Dinkum Chili
A Red Chili Nightmare