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A Bowl of Red [Paperback]

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Pages   180
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Texas A&M University Press
ISBN  1585442097  
EAN  9781585442096  

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A Bowl of Red by Frank X. Tolbert

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Tolbert was a Dallas newspaper columnist, novelist, historian, and a co-founder of the World Championship Chili Cookoffs held each November in the Big Bend village of Terlingua. He also founded Tolbert's Chili Parlor restaurant in Dallas.

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The Chili in this Bowl of Red Book will Put Your Lips on Fire  Oct 12, 2006
A Bowl of Red is one of ten chili books I refer to when I want to make chili differently than the two recipes I usually use. We have chili a lot in our house and both my Dad and my Mama have their favorite ways of cooking it. I grew up with their recipes and I have documented them in one of my "this site So You'd Like to Guides" and I hope you take a look at it. Both recipes are delicious, but when you've had them as often as I've had 'em, you sort of yearn for something a bit different. So, once a week, usually on Saturdays, I break out these ten books and search for a chili recipe I either haven't tried, or one I haven't made in a long time. Of course, like all cooks, I fudge a bit with the ingredients, but not all that much. I like to stick pretty close to the recipes, at least the first few times I make it, so I can get an idea of what the writer/recipe maker had intended.

And let me tell you, you'd be surprised at the subtleties there are in a chili recipe. As they say, no two chile recipes were created equal, but the recipes in this book have never let me down. I've got a lot of chili books, have tried a lot of recipes over the years, but the recipes here, like the recipes in my other nine fave books, have been consistently good. You can't go wrong with A Bowl of Red.
A classic book about chili that runs a bit Texas-heavy  Feb 28, 2006
A Bowl of Red serves as a history of chili, with a few other chapters added as filler (sort of like pinto beans are to a chili purist). According to Tolbert, chili is an American (not Mexican) dish which has its origins in the "chili queen" culture of late-19th century San Antonio. Texas chili is basically ground beef and chile peppers, with optional frijoles on the side; chilli chefs from other parts of the country, such as those who make the "Greek chili" served in Cincinnati and Springfield, will disagree. Tolbert also provides a few chili recipes, but not enough to make this a cookbook. Interesting book, but definitely a one-time read.
It doesn't get any better than this!  Nov 4, 2005
Frank X. Tolbert's A Bowl of Red is the bible of chili. If you want to cook an authentic bowl of red read this book. If it isn't in this book, you don't need to know it.

Plus, you get a grand essay on blackeyed peas (Now often called Texas Caviar), essays on The Gentleman from Odessa Stew and on Farkleberrys, and much more.

And what more appropriate ending could you have than Bones Hooks' "Chili Prayer"?
An Early Manifesto in the American Food Revolution  Jan 4, 2005
Frank Tolbert's A Bowl of Red started out as a series of columns in the Dallas News but it's hard to define exactly what this book is in terms of form. It's not really a cookbook but I've made terrific chilis from his suggested recipes. It's not even completely about chili, although it starts out with that classic American (not Mexican) dish. Tolbert starts with a rambling history of the origins of chili in Texas cuisine and uses that as a base for wandering around through southwestern cuisine, famous Texas and southern cooks, ghost towns, European immigrants in Texas, the science of chili, chuck wagon chefs and too many other topics to list. His descriptions of the first several World Series of Chili Cookoffs in Terlingua, Texas read like a combination of the Marx Brothers and P.J.O'Rourke.

It may be hard to believe but this book is hard to put down. It's one of a kind.
A Classic Must-Have  Oct 1, 1999
This classic is a must-have for the true chili lover and chili historian. It's the book that revived interest in chili.

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