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Need a chili / chilli / chile recipe cookbook...


Jan Primus
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Are there any recommended books out there with only chilli recipes? I love eating chilli at Mom's but have never made it myself...I'd like to get several recipes in one book to try, thanks.

You could start by checking out the recipes in RecipeGullet (top of page) or go to epicurious.com to check out recipes there. Either would be cheaper than buying a book. :smile:

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We even have a chili cook off topic!

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I'd strongly recommend Bill Bridges' "The Great American Chili Book" - very readable on the history, and full of interesting recipes ranging all the way from 'meat, fat and peppers' to elaborate 'West Coast' things :wink:

You'll have to pick it up used, I think, but it seems to be easy to find that way.

cheers

Derek

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Another great book, although not exclusively focused on chile is Robb Walsh's "The Tex Mex Cookbook". There are at least 10 chile recipes in the book as well as many other great Tex Mex recipes.

I also like Jamison and Jamison's "The Border Cookbook" for chili recipes and more.

Out of curiosity, I searched for "chili" on Amazon and found many books!

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Another great book, although not exclusively focused on chile is Robb Walsh's "The Tex Mex Cookbook".  There are at least 10 chile recipes in the book as well as many other great Tex Mex recipes.

I also like Jamison and Jamison's "The Border Cookbook" for chili recipes and more.

Out of curiosity, I searched for "chili" on Amazon and found many books!

Thanks...I'm starting to find stuff now that I'm spelling it with one "L".

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Another classic for Chile recipes is "Texas on the Halfshell" by Phil Brittin and Joseph Daniel. There are over 25 prize winning recipes for Chile along with a great collection of other texmex dishes. I have tried 5 or 6 of the recipes and they all turned out fantastic!

Not sure if it is still inprint but it is considered the bible by some for real Texas chile.

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