Another day, another person declares intolerance of regional differences in cuisine on a website that celebrates regional differences in cuisine.
Keep up the good fight.
I have been in chili contests and did not use beans, per rules of the contest. But I love beans,and I would have if given the choice.
My earliest experiences with chili was Dennison’s or Hormel that came with beans. Maybe I have been corrupted.
I believe that they are a important food group that makes the whole dish very healthy. I think that Cinnicinati chili is one of the best examples of a one plated dinner that covers all food groups.
I tried to make some using the recipes I’ve seen hereabouts, but since I have never really had ‘The True’ version, I wasn’t too impressed.
P.S. Regarding celery salt/seeds, they are nice in chicken salad.