Article copyAfter I don't know how many weeks of rainy, windy and generally speaking downright cold-for-the-season weather, I finally decided that summer was over, right before it started.Al Gore can kiss the backside of my shorts; I'm putting the furred pants back. Global warming, my butt.
Now that November officially comes right after June, and seeing that a business trip in Paris yesterday saw me in the vicinity of a "specialized" grocery store, where I had the chance to find a bit of chili powder just slightly less expensive than cocaine(1), I decided to fix myself a large marmite of Chili. 1 Kg of mincemeat (beef and pork. First because the pig is a cool and smart animal, next because eating pork in Europe these days is quite a political statement, and an act of resistance), red beans(2), corn, tomatoes, onions, garlic, cumin, chili... Eat with corn chips, cream, and more chili sauce. The "Poblano salsa ranchera" on the photo below has to be my absolute favorite so far. Strong and very tasty — by which I mean, it's not just a burner.
It's made by Poblano Hot Sauce, Inc. Nicolas C. & Oscar R. Segura, in Tucson Arizona. I’ll petition the Vatican so that these guys be canonized alive.
One day, I will marry me a Chili Queen, and we'll live happily ever after.
- Maybe it's just me, but getting good Chili powder at a fair price in France seems to be on a par with finding an honest man in the government — and the stocks I brought back from my trips to London are long gone. Anybody ever bought Chili powder online? Please fill the comments with tips and addresses.
- Yeah, I know, beans in the Chili are regarded by some as an heresy. But then, I can't disregard any option to get the temperatures to rise again. I'm prepared to do my part to bring summer back, no matter how unpleasant the means might be. The struggle for climate change requires sacrifices.