My husband’s chili is my favorite, I used to order chili way back when during my college days in the village downtown New York City, when my friends and I would go out to the latest restaurants, but I had no idea how excellent chili could be until my husband made me his batch, 26 years ago. His chili is a thing of beauty, the different textures, colors, flavors and its graduation in heat and spice, it is a symphony of taste, everything comes together without losing its distinctive voice.

I’m not giving away secrets, but it is safe to share that a lot of peppers, beef, pork, lamb, sausage, all kinds of beans, tomatoes, garlic and onions, herbs and the list of spices is quite extensive, and it all comes together like clockwork each and every time my husband while it up. It’s a beautiful thing.