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Cooking with the Library–Dad’s Chili

bowl of chili

Chili is the quintessential American stew. Having originated in Texas in the 1850’s, “chili bricks” were made of dried beef, suet, chili peppers, salt, and pepper that were packed into bricks and preserved, to be boiled in water later and transformed into a stew of spicy beef (Colby 2020). Since then, chili has been adapted and re-adapted… read more >>