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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I still don't get the searing pepper thing. A little kick is one thing, something that makes you sweat and burns out your taste buds is something else.
    Blame the chuck wagon cooks of the Western cattle drovers .They needed a way to disguise the taste of their rotted beef so the hot chillies in the pot did the trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Blame the chuck wagon cooks of the Western cattle drovers .They needed a way to disguise the taste of their rotted beef so the hot chillies in the pot did the trick.
    Being pretty much surrounded by a lot of pioneer/cowboy history, I'd say that's not true. Their meat wasn't rotted, that's an urban problem. They did use chilies in bean dishes to add flavor and also because a lot of cowboys were Hispanic. Tex-Mex happened because of that multicultural mixing but the crazy hot thing is from the 1980s, not from the 1880s. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Being pretty much surrounded by a lot of pioneer/cowboy history, I'd say that's not true. Their meat wasn't rotted, that's an urban problem. They did use chilies in bean dishes to add flavor and also because a lot of cowboys were Hispanic. Tex-Mex happened because of that multicultural mixing but the crazy hot thing is from the 1980s, not from the 1880s. ;)
    When the cook needed meat he would slaughter a sub par steer and hang the unused side of beef from the wagon .
    An eight hundred pound steer would last quite a while with flies and maggots along the side as they traveled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Not to take a wikileak on your assertion, Marv, but...
    Let's wait and see...
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    And when you move your bowels the tears return and pain comes back times a thousand !" :eek:


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    Texas Chili Contest

    "Recently, I was honored to be selected as a judge at a chili cooking contest. The original person called in sick at the last moment and I happened to be standing there at the judge's table asking for directions to the Coors Light truck, when the call came in. I was assured by the other two judges (native Texans) that the chili wouldn't be all that spicy and, besides, they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I accepted." Here are the scorecards from the advent:

    (Frank Judge #3)

    Chili # 1 Eddie's Maniac Monster Chili...
    Judge # 1 --! A little too heavy on the tomato. Amusing kick.

    Judge # 2 -- Nice, smooth tomato flavor. Very mild.

    Judge # 3 -- (Frank) What the hell is this stuff?! You could remove dried paint from your driveway. Took me two beers to put out the flames. I hope that's the worst one. These Texans are crazy!


    Chili # 2 Austin's Afterburner Chili...

    Judge # 1 -- Smoky, with a hint of pork. Slight jalapeno tang.

    Judge # 2 -- Exciting BBQ flavor; needs more peppers to be taken seriously.

    Judge # 3 -- Keep this out of the reach of children. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to taste besides pain. I had to wave off two people who wanted to give me the Heimlich maneuver. They had to rush in more beer when they saw the look on my face.

    Chili # 3 Ronny's Famous Burn Down the Barn Chili...

    Judge # 1 -- Excellent firehouse chili. Great kick. Needs more beans.

    Judge # 2 -- A beanless chili, a bit salty, good use of peppers.

    Judge # 3 -- Call the EPA. I've located a uranium spill. My nose feels like I have been snorting Drano. Everyone knows the routine by now.
    Get me more beer before I ignite. Barmaid pounded me on the back, now my backbone is in the front part of my chest. I'm getting pie-eyed from all of the beer...

    Chili # 4 Dave's Black Magic...

    Judge # 1 -- Black bean chili with almost no spice. Disappointing.

    Judge # 2 -- Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish, or other mild foods; not much of a chili.

    Judge # 3 -- I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it. Is it possible to burn out taste buds? Sally, the barmaid, was standing behind me with fresh refills. That 300-lb. woman is starting to look HOT...just like this nuclear waste I'm eating! Is chili an aphrodisiac?

    Chili # 5 Lisa's Legal Lip Remover...

    Judge # 1 -- Meaty, strong chili. Cayenne peppers freshly ground, adding considerable kick. Very impressive.

    Judge # 2 -- Chili using shredded beef, could use more tomato. Must admit the cayenne ! peppers make a strong statement.

    Judge # 3 -- My ears are ringing, sweat is pouring off my forehead, and I can no longer focus my eyes. I farted and four people behind me needed paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring beer directly on it from the pitcher. I wonder if I'm burning my lips off. It really pisses me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming. Screw those rednecks.


    Chili # 6 Pam's Very Vegetarian Variety...

    Judge # 1 -- Thin, yet bold vegetarian variety chili. Good balance of spices and peppers.

    Judge # 2 -- The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions, a! nd garlic. Superb.

    Judge # 3 -- My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous, sulphuric flames. I pooped on myself when I farted and I'm worried it will eat through the chair! No one seems inclined to stand behind me anymore. I need to wipe my butt with a snow cone.

    Chili # 7 Carla's Screaming Sensation Chili...

    Judge # 1 -- A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers.

    Judge # 2 -- Ho-hum; tastes as if the chef literally threw in a can of chili peppers at the last moment. **I should take note that I am worried about Judge # 3. He appears to be in a bit of distress, as he is cursing uncontrollably.

    Judge # 3 -- You could put a grenade in my mouth, pull the pin, and I wouldn't feel a thing. I've lost sight in one eye, and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water. My shirt is covered with chili, which slid unnoticed out of my mouth. My pants are full of lava to match my shirt. At least during the autopsy, they'll know what killed me.
    I've decided to stop breathing; it's too painful. Screw it; I'm not getting any oxygen anyway. If I need air, I'll just suck it in through the 4-inch hole in my stomach.

    Chili # 8 Karen's Toenail Curling Chili...

    Judge # 1 -- The perfect ending, this is a nice blend chili. Not too bold, but spicy enough to declare its existence.

    Judge # 2 -- This final entry is a good, balanced ! chili. Neither mild, nor hot. Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge # 3 farted, passed out, fell over, and pulled the chili pot down on top of himself.
    Not sure if he's going to make it. Poor fella, wonder how he'd have reacted to really hot chili?"
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    I ate part of a Dorset Naga (raw) once. I was on a stag/hen weekend in Amsterdam. I did it for a bet, which I won.

    I think the Dorset Naga is grown in England by the same bloke who grew the new record holder. I'm pretty sure the Dorset was one of the previous record holders.

    I won the bet, but then I made what in retrospect was the unbelievably unwise decision to go and have a pee without first washing my hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hampshirebrit View Post
    I ate part of a Dorset Naga (raw) once. I was on a stag/hen weekend in Amsterdam. I did it for a bet, which I won.

    I think the Dorset Naga is grown in England by the same bloke who grew the new record holder. I'm pretty sure the Dorset was one of the previous record holders.

    I won the bet, but than I made what in retrospect was the unbelievably unwise decision to go and have a pee without first washing my hands.
    I hope you didn't rub your eyes while you were crying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hampshirebrit View Post
    I ate part of a Dorset Naga (raw) once. I was on a stag/hen weekend in Amsterdam. I did it for a bet, which I won.

    I think the Dorset Naga is grown in England by the same bloke who grew the new record holder. I'm pretty sure the Dorset was one of the previous record holders.

    I won the bet, but then I made what in retrospect was the unbelievably unwise decision to go and have a pee without first washing my hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I hope you didn't rub your eyes while you were crying.
    It takes a lot to make me cry, but I came close to crying at "checkout time" the next morning.

    It was one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Johnny Cash even sang a song about it.

    There are good reasons why they should only occur once in a lifetime, let's put it that way. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Almost like having the clap !
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