Super Bowl Idea: Texas Style Chili from Tom Valenti

Super Bowl Idea: Texas Style Chili from Tom Valenti

If you are looking for an elegant meal, particularly if you need something for a Super Bowl party, think chili.  Oh, I know what just crossed your mind.  Chili?  How unexciting can that be? How did chili get such a confused reputation?  It’s more than just an issue of...
Chile Potato Tart: Rich Tomato and Potato Flavors

Chile Potato Tart: Rich Tomato and Potato Flavors

Yes, that’s an empty tart shell, waiting to serve you. What you need is a delicious way to fill it to the brim. Here’s an elegant way to serve potatoes and tomatoes in a tart with with a crust that adds the flavor overtones of Parmesan and chili....
Poblano Chili con Carne from James Peterson

Poblano Chili con Carne from James Peterson

From James Peterson’s Meat comes a new level of heat. His interpretation of chili [not chile] uses meat along with beans, but it’s the poblanos that make the difference. This is a hot dish. A beer evoking, tongue singing recipe that will put sweat on your brow. Those...

Grilled Asparagus with Chili-Lime Butter

It may be September but somewhere the asparagus, a springtime treat, is still sprouting. When I see a spear of asparagus, I start looking around for a lurking T-Rex. Asparagus is positively prehistoric looking. And then you taste it, and that confirms that your...