Saturday, September 29, 2012

Blood, Sweat and Ears

I don't need to show you what this actually looks like in the flesh, but it is a chili, based on blood, pig ears, pork belly, onions and other odds and ends. I was fully prepared to make a raw vegan chili. (YES! Just for the challenge!) And then I found it already made and my kitchen preoccupied all morning. SO what can I do but go the utter opposite direction? It's for a chili contest tonight.

The cover parodied here is a post BS&T era album of recovered recordings. I dare you to listen to some of their best songs, absolutely fantastic. And after tasting this chili just now, this is too. Tastes like chocolate, which is SO weird because there is none in it. Just smooth, really dark, a little bitter, some sweetness, iron, spice. And nibblie bits of ear. Wonder if I could make this into a candy bar? Notice the blood stain on the poster too!

4 comments:

Ken Albala said...

If you're wondering what this looks like, imagine a chili but the color and texture of really dark chocolate with bits in it.

lostpastremembered said...

You know, I thought of you the other day when someone told me they had pig ear fritters at a great place in NYC recently. It is so up your alley. Chili sounds delicious. Should you make Medievally spiced chili one day???? Er... is the lack of chili peppers an authenticity problem??? I'm loving the idea of hippocras spices in chili...

Gary Allen said...

Do you know about the OTHER cowboy-derived dish: Sonofabitch Stew? Offal before it was fashionable.

Ken Albala said...

Gary, I don't know it. Got a recipe?