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Cincinnati Style Chili Batch 16

It’s finally here. After a 2 year break, hosting a homebrew club meeting at our place seemed like the perfect time to post the next version of my Cincinnati Chili recipe. Changes this time include increase in the amount of… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook

Beer and cooking are two of my favorite things (I also like long walks on the beach and don’t like mean people). My cooking has been nonexistent lately but The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook by John Schlimm may fix that. I haven’t had a chance t…

Cincinnati Chili Batch 15 is Done!

And it’s pretty damn good. I reduced the spices by quite a bit in this batch. All the others, while on the right track, all seemed over-spiced. Some new additions this time (molasses, mace, onion, garlic) and some taken out… Continue Reading →

Desktop USB Fondue Pot

ThinkGeek :: Fundue – desktop USB Fondue Set — Just what you need to ease the tedious work day. Hot Cheese!

Ancho Pumpkin Pie

That’s right, ancho chile in pumpkin pie. Believe it or not, it’s the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever had. Not hot, the chile powder just enhances the flavor of the pumpkin.

The 3 Way

Batch 14 is done. Recipe coming soon. It was pretty good, but a little too sweet. I think I will try adding more chili powder and tomato paste to whats left to give it a little more savory flavor. A… Continue Reading →

Forget wine and cheese parties — the true soul mate for fromage isn’t made from grape juice

“As a longtime cheese aficionado, The Chronicle’s weekly cheese columnist and a nightly wine drinker, I’ve reluctantly concluded that many cheeses give wine, especially dry wine, a rough time. But after several weeks of “research, ” including two marathon tastings,… Continue Reading →

Wendy’s diner finds human finger in her chili

Wendy’s diner finds human finger in her chili An unlucky diner bit into a segment of a human finger while digging into a bowl of chili at a Wendy’s restaurant in San Jose, Santa Clara County health officials confirmed. And… Continue Reading →

Texas Chili Con-Carne Mod 1

This is my favorite Texas-style Chili recipe. It’s based off of a recipe from America’s Test Kitchen. I modified it to make it hotter and more to my liking.

Cincinnati Chili Batch 13 Rocks!

Well I finally got around to making lucky batch 13. And it turned out fantastic. While it’s still not a perfect clone of Skyline — it tasted really good. The suggestions received — along with being less aggressive with some… Continue Reading →

Cincinnati Chili Batch 13 Planning

I got some great insider info on how Skyline Chili is made. Mr. X wrote with some hints. Plus I’m working on a draft of my recipe 13. Read on for more.

Cincinnati Chili Batch 12

I made some major changes this time. Reducing the spices and adding a few new ones. The result was pretty damn good. Closer than ever, I’d say. Read more for details and the recipe.

Cincinnati Chili Discussion Groups

I’ve set up a couple groups on Google’s new Groups verison 2 web site (still in beta). One for lovers of Cincinnati style chili to discuss it and where to get it. The other specifically for those interested in making… Continue Reading →

Cincinnati Chili in San Jose, CA?

It’s true. It’s there. And It’s good. Read more for details.

Cincinnati Chili Batch 11

This is my recipe number 11. I took the recipe that Kirk provided here which was derived from my batch 9. I took that version, added a couple things from batch 10 and went from there. Main changes are the… Continue Reading →

I (finally) get to meet Alton Brown

After missing his book signings many times I finally get to meet Alton Brown, the host of Good Eats on the Food Network.

Skyline Chili on Cheese Ravioli

Mmmmm…. I’ve been working through a bunch of cans of Skyline Chili that I have been the lucky recipient of. That’s the main reason I haven’t tried refining recipe 10 yet. And it does need refinement. Out of necessity I… Continue Reading →

Cincinnati Chili Batch 10 Finally Done

I finally got around to cooking up batch 10 of my Cincinnati Chili recipe. I threw in a couple new ingredients and it turned out pretty good. It’s still not quite there though. Read on to see the recipe, my… Continue Reading →

Chili Question / Next Cincinnati Chili Test

I’ve gotten a couple questions about chili lately. I’m no expert, but click on more to see my answers.

Loaded up suitcase with Skyline!

While visiting friends and family for the holidays I stopped by the local Kroger and picked up some little cans of Cincinnati heaven. I picked up 14 cans total — cost me $2.24 per can. Dumped them in a suitcase… Continue Reading →

Skyline online prices sky high – updated

I was thinking about ordering some Skyline Chili online from their store. But at $4/can before shipping I just can’t justify it. So I sent them an e-mail. We’ll see if they respond. UPDATED — They did. Click Read More… Continue Reading →

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