Celebration for Pete Outside the Cantina

The Grains of Paradise

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By James Street Editor’s Note: This short story about a chile-eating contest in Tabasco, Mexico, was first published in The Saturday Evening Post on May 14, 1955. The author makes so many errors about chile peppers, black pepper, and melegueta pepper that it’s humorous. How many errors can you spot? I do not like stories that suggest one thing and …

Chiles Drying on Adobe House

Historical and Hysterical Reactions to Eating Chile

Dave DeWitt Chile History, Humor, Mexico and Central America 1 Comment

Edited by Dave DeWitt   The men of this rancho had all gone to the war and the house was full of women, who made supper for us all. We were twelve in number. We had tortillas, frijoles, and carne seca, stewed up, with chile Colorado. My readers may translate these terms for themselves. To me, it was all very …