Victorian Tabasco Box, 1900

How the McIlhenny Company Protected Its Tabasco® Sauce Trademark

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From: The Trade-mark Reporter, Volume 10. New York: United States Trademark Association, 1920. McIlhenny Company v. Ed. Bulliard District Court of the United States for the Western District of Louisiana April, 1920 Trade-marks—Geographical Terms—”tabasco.” The word “Tabasco” is a valid trade-mark as applied to a pepper sauce manufactured in Louisiana, it not being used as a geographical or descriptive term. …

Multicolor Ristra

The Quest for the Best Chile Relleno

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By James Beck, reposted from It started in the late 90’s as a casual attempt to find a really good chile relleno. It has since evolved into a quest that would be considered one crazy act away from obsession. I’m only trying to answer one simple question. Where is the best chile relleno in America? Chile Relleno literally means …

Christmas Kitties

Top Ten Chilehead Gifts for 2009

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By Dave DeWitt Okay, it’s time to pick my Top Ten Chilehead Christmas Gifts for 2009, a SuperSite feature that I just thought up.  But it’s not too late!  So fire up your credit/debit card or PayPal and get shopping! Just click on the image. (They’re in no particular order.) Obviously I’m just a little bit prejudiced, but I’m telling …

Red or Green? The New Mexico State Question, Answered at Last

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By Larry Gray Editor’s Note:  Larry is a 12-year-old student (in 2008) at Route 66 Elementary School in Edgewood, New Mexico.  His favorite food is shredded beef burritos smothered in green chile, and he got this idea for a fifth grade science fair project when he was asked “Red or Green?” while ordering in a local New Mexican restaurant.  He …