Chili Bowl Day 17

Chili Bowl - For Day 17-5510This is my lunch today, Chili Bowl and four potato rolls and a banana. While I was eating I started to wonder were chili originate. Here’s what I found out from Wikipedia:

Many argue that chili was invented in Mexico during the 1840s as a replacement for pemmican and a way to make rancidified meats palatable. Some place its origin in Tijuana, Baja California, or Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

Charles Ramsdell, a writer from San Antonio in an article called San Antonio: A Historical and Pictorial Guide, wrote: “Chili, as we know it in the U.S., cannot be found in Mexico today except in a few spots which cater to tourists. If chili had come from Mexico, it would still be there. For Mexicans, especially those of Indian ancestry, do not change their culinary customs from one generation, or even from one century, to another.”

A Native American legend from Texas, Arizona and New Mexico claims that Chili was a dish taught to them by Venerable Sister María de Agreda. Described as a beautiful young foreign lady dressed in blue (“The Lady in Blue” or “La Dama de Azul”), in the early 1600s. This mysterious lady was a Spanish Nun who taught the Indians how to prepare a dish made with venison, spices and assorted peppers (chiles). Support for this legend can be found in the earliest known record of Sister Ágreda missionary exploits in the New World as recounted in 1670 by Bishop Jose Jimenez Samaniego of Spain. In 1888, Fr. Michael Muller’s book Catholic Dogma also recounts Sister Ágreda’s interactions with Native Americans in Southwestern United States.Wikipedia.org

Camera and Gear
Camera : Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Lens : Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC (Vibration Compensation) Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

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Focal Length : 23mm
ISO : 200
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