Like most everyone else in America I think I make the best chili. My recipe has two secret ingredients. The first secret is “Wick Fowler’s 2 Alarm Chili.”
When I lived in Kentucky, Wick Fowler’s sister lived in our neighborhood. There was a fancy horse farm across the highway from where we lived. The Queen of England bought horses from that farm. John Y Brown was governor of Kentucky then and he would loan his helicopter to the Queen when she visited. Wick Fowler’s sister used to delight in telling her friends that the Queen came by today when ever the Governor’s helicopter flew over.
In 1967, in the town of Terlingua, Texas, the first world chili cook off was held. It was here that Wick Fowler won and established the standard for world class, authentic Texas-style chili.
Wick Fowler’s 2 Alarm Chili is available at most grocery stores and contains 7 individual packets of spices. These spices plus fresh ground beef, chopped onions and canned tomatoes produce a powerful mixture. It is powerful but not complete until I add the 2nd secret ingredient: a can of premium beer. I like Yuengling Light so I dump most of a can of it into the mix. I usually save one swallow. Whether it is 8 AM or 5 PM I save that swallow for just a taste. That taste of beer (that I refer to as Chili Beer) is the best beer I have ever tasted. It is good to recognize and savor the things that make you happy.
I have a Fresh Market within walking distance from home. Fresh Market is an upscale fresh meat and produce market. A lot of the fruits and vegetables are organic and the beef is grass fed only. I suspect the eggs come from individually housed and union organized chickens.
I was at the check out counter yesterday. Among my other items were 6 lemons. The cashier examined each of the lemons and told me, “I use to buy my lemons at Walmart or wherever. I bought some lemons here the other day and I can’t believe the difference. You’d think all lemons are about the same. The lemons from here are juicier, more flavorful and have less seeds. And the difference in price is really small.”
It is good to recognize and savor the things that make you happy. Everyone has a lemon story.
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