- Posted October 14, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
So Called "International Chili Society" (ICS) lacks guts and direction..(Mild version)
In my neck of the woods it's Chili Politics.
The controversy?...The simple innocent bean...Kidney, Pinto or Arabian purple...
Does politics have to enter every move we make?
A good satisfying bowl of traditional chili to feed the stomach as well as the soul is not good enough?
Sounds Simple? Right?
Here we go.....The rest of the story.
The ongoing Feud between the bean chili heads and the "You can't have a bean in your Chile" Chili heads has become dumb to say the least......I can't use curse words on this site so I'll refrain from my direct opinion on this.
Did I explain that I don't believe in "bad" words per se?
I have a paid booth and entry in a Chili Cook-off this weekend on the Gulf Coast...
I work VERY LONG hours to perfect the best Chili and yes it has beans.
Here's the kicker;
My recipe comes from my Grandmother and dates back to the early 1800's.
And to make matters worse this recipe comes from Texas which is the lobbyist winner and apparent overload to the International Chili Association where the state of Texas (which I love btw) has total control and obviously makes the rules. Money not only controls Washington but controls the ICS as well.
How do I know this?
When you have 45 states that include beans in their Chili and you have 5 states that don't how is it that the ICS rules that beans are not acceptable??
OR (Strictly Forbidden per their site)
THANK GOD that 80% of local Chili contests across this great nation of ours have more common sense and reject the dictatorship mentality of the ICS.
"I wish I were a Billionaire" > who said it?
If I were,
I would start a new organization to counter the ICS and grant Chili freedom for all.
Have you ever tasted a perfectly cooked and season bean?
It's certainly not a detriment but an Asset.
ICS GROW UP!!
OK...My rant is over.....and this Saturday I have a booth and hope to present the award winner.
Come by and accept my bowl of Chili.