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  • Birthplace of the domesticated chili pepper identified in Mexico

    04/18/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 04-18-2014 | by Pat Bailey AND Journal reference: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
    Central-east Mexico gave birth to the domesticated chili pepper—now the world's most widely grown spice crop—reports an international team of researchers, led by a plant scientist at the University of California, Davis. Results from the four-pronged investigation—based on linguistic and ecological evidence as well as the more traditional archaeological and genetic data—suggest a regional, rather than a geographically specific, birthplace for the domesticated chili pepper. That region, extending from southern Puebla and northern Oaxaca to southeastern Veracruz, is further south than was previously thought, the researchers found. The region also is different from areas of origin that have been suggested...
  • If It’s Chili, It’s Personal

    02/13/2014 4:00:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 123 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2014 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Chili tastes are highly personal, often inflexible and loaded with preconceptions — the political party of culinary offerings. For some people raised in Texas, the notion of beans is akin to cat food, dismissed with derision as filler. Some chili cooks believe flavor rises and falls on cumin levels; others say the story begins and ends with dried chiles. Some like a rich beefy stock, and there are those who extol the entanglement of bacon. Poultry and venison have their place (beef purists blanch), and vegetarian chili is met largely with guffaws except by the people who smilingly bring it...
  • Fresh Hatch green chile hits D.C. area grocery stores

    08/21/2013 1:06:41 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 81 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 21, 2013 | Michael Coleman
    Ten days ago, I wrote a column that mentioned fresh New Mexico green chile would soon be available at a grocery store in Washington, D.C. Some readers in Washington – and some who had friends or family in Washington – wrote me asking that I let them know when the chile arrives. Well, here’s your notice. The Harris Teeter grocery store at Jenkins Row on Capitol Hill now has a small stash of genuine Hatch green chile in hot, medium-hot and (last I checked) mild. It’s $1.29 per pound. That’s probably more than New Mexicans are used to paying, but...
  • Ok how about we have a Chili Recipe thread(good after-the-snowstorm stuff)...

    02/22/2013 9:01:08 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 72 replies
    22 Feb 2013 | US Navy Vet
    Please post 'em here!
  • Spicy Soup Burns Hole Straight Through Man's Stomach (Chinese Death Soup)

    01/01/2013 4:20:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | December 28, 2012 | Makini Brice
    Spicy Soup Burns Hole Straight Through Man's Stomach Doctors in China were dumbfounded after seeing the case of a 26-year-old man whose spicy food burned a hole in the wall of his stomach. For some more adventurous eaters, spicy foods are often an exciting dish to try. After all, though urban legends had proclaimed that eating spicy foods could give you an ulcer, the credit for that belongs to the Helicobacter pylori. That is why doctors in the Hubei province of China were dumbfounded after seeing the case of a 26-year-old man whose spicy food, they say, burned a hole...
  • More Food and Fun from MOTUS

    12/18/2012 8:31:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-18-2012 | MOTUS
    Outstanding roundup of commentary and food offerings yesterday! Aside from Onofre’s Arm’s recipe for Tyrannical Dictatorship Stew –”TDS”…sounds more like a sexually transmitted disease…I’m going to try them all. Not to ruin your appetites, butt I just wanted to pass this recently made portrait of adorable cuteness on: Cute kid, cute dog…two out of three ain’t bad. And this next one, well, just consider it an early Christmas present: Let’s just see how toned those guns (can I still say that?) are without my magical powers. Framed copies now available; place your order today to receive your limited edition copy...
  • Ancho Chili recipes and ideas

    09/15/2011 8:05:30 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 28 replies
    9/15/2011
    One of the big successes in this year's garden has been my Ancho Chilis. I've already smoke-roasted a dozen or so with mesquite, until they were shriveled and dry. They make a great addition to beans or chili once you rehydrate them and strain out the skins. But what else do you do with an nice Ancho? I have a bunch more still on the plant and they are really nice, dark green and really delicious looking. I've been harvesting jalapenos and using them for cooking, but I have never cooked with raw Anchos, and was looking for ideas about...
  • Veteran police officer fired after hurling tear gas grenade at amputees during Texas cook-off'

    07/04/2011 9:32:06 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 106 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7/4/11 | Fiona Roberts
    A police officer has been fired after allegedly losing his temper at a cook-off and throwing a tear gas grenade at a rival team - many of whom were military amputees. Mike Hamby, 52, could face criminal charges for the drunken attack, which happened at this year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo BBQ Cook-Off in Texas. Several members of the team were left vomiting and with burning eyes after Hamby, an officer with 30 years service, allegedly flung a military-style 'clear-out' grenade into their tent. Hamby, who was off-duty, had been drinking before the incident in February, according to police...
  • Bill's Easy Chili

    02/24/2011 6:14:15 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 87 replies
    We checked out the results of several chili contests and were surprised to see that Hormel canned chili scored high in several of them, even winning one. You just open a can of Hormel chili and heat it. I think the canned stuff is all right for slathering on a hot dog but not to serve as real chili. Here a recipe for some real stuff that almost as easy as heating up a can of chili and would win a Texas contest. Try it. It a real treat on a snowy winter day.
  • Chilian miners rescue preparations streaming video

    10/12/2010 1:26:33 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Oct 12 2010 | Video
    Live coverage with continuous streaming video of Chilean miners preparation for the rescue. Click here
  • Cincinnati Chili

    10/05/2010 9:05:20 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 121 replies
    "Outside of the state of Texas, Cincinnati, Ohio, is the most chili-crazed city in the United States. Cincinnati prides itself on being a true chili capital, with more than 180 chili parlors. Cincinnati-style chili is quite different from its more familiar Texas cousin, and it has developed a cult-like popularity. What makes it different is the way the meat is cooked. The chili has a thinner consistency and is prepared with an unusual blend of spices that includes cinnamon, chocolate or cocoa, allspice, and Worcestershire. this is truly the unofficial grub of Cincinnati. The people of Cincinnati enjoy their chili...
  • Other isolated survivors tell what kept them alive

    08/26/2010 9:47:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    (AP) ^ | – 21 hours ago | SETH BORENSTEIN
    Astronaut Jerry Linenger and architect Eduardo Strauch know the remarkable quality that keeps the trapped Chilean miners going: the immense power of hope. Linenger and Strauch are living proof of survival amid isolation. They say that power is in us all. Thirteen years ago, Linenger was only a month into his four-month expedition on an aging Russian Mir space station when a near-deadly fire broke out. That was the beginning of harrowing experiences that included a near-crash and an oxygen system that kept breaking down. A return was months away. It was the space equivalent of what the miners may...
  • Trapped Miners Told To Sing For Their Sanity

    08/26/2010 5:11:19 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 44 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 26th 2010 | Trapped Miners Told To Sing For Their Sanity
    Chilean officials have been giving the advice to the miners who became trapped nearly half a mile below the surface in a collapse on August 5. One thing they are not telling the men is that it could take as long as four months to drill them out. The miners have a general idea how long the rescue will take but they have not been given specific details, Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter said. "I hope that nobody commits the imprudence of telling them something like this," he said. "We have asked the families to be careful in the letters they...
  • Man grows own chili for spiciest sauce

    04/12/2010 12:03:38 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies · 1,528+ views
    upi ^ | April 12, 2010
    NEW YORK, - A New York man said he is using his home-grown Naga jolokia, known as the world's hottest chili, to create the city's spiciest sauce. Jeff Blaine, 53, said he and restaurant owner Satish Sehgal, 62, are using the Naga jolokia, sometimes known as ghost chili, to create a sauce about 400 times spicier than store-bought Tabasco, the New York Daily News reported Monday. Guinness World Records recognized Naga jolokia as the planet's spiciest chili in 2007. "It's very, very hot," Blaine said. "How hot is hot? You can hallucinate from this chili." He said the sauce will...
  • Indian military to weaponize world's hottest chili (bhut jolokia)

    03/23/2010 8:16:12 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 58 replies · 1,600+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 03/23/2010 | Wasbir Hussain
    The Indian military has a new weapon against terrorism: the world's hottest chili. After conducting tests, the military has decided to use the thumb-sized "bhut jolokia," or "ghost chili," to make tear gas-like hand grenades to immobilize suspects, defense officials said Tuesday. The bhut jolokia was accepted by Guinness World Records in 2007 as the world's spiciest chili. It is grown and eaten in India's northeast for its taste, as a cure for stomach troubles and a way to fight the crippling summer heat. It has more than 1,000,000 Scoville units, the scientific measurement of a chili's spiciness. Classic Tabasco...
  • Chilli grenade: Hot new weapon

    03/19/2010 3:53:00 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 52 replies · 1,261+ views
    THIS is the latest HOT new weapon — a grenade made using the world's hottest chilli. At more than 1,000 times stronger than the average cooking spice the bhut jolokia chilli is set to cause a potent explosion on more than just the taste buds. Military experts in India have developed the new crowd control grenade packed with ground seeds from the chilli — which is officially recognised as the hottest on the planet by Guinness World Records. When deployed the grenade showers the targets with a dust so spicy that in trials subjects were blinded for hours and left...
  • Wendy's chili 'Finger Lady' back in San Jose, but banned from restaurant

    03/11/2010 1:25:17 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 1,069+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/11/10 | Bruce Newman
    She cooked it. Say what you will about the half-baked scam perpetrated by Anna Ayala at a San Jose Wendy's five years ago, the finger she supposedly discovered in her chili was medium well-done. And no one would know that better than Ayala: She was the finger-food chef that day. "I cooked it," Ayala said, making a clean breast of her crime for the first time in a televised interview with Joe Vazquez of CBS-5. Ayala's attempt to shake down the fast-food chain attracted worldwide attention, forcing the San Jose Police Department to assign six investigators to the case and...
  • Magnitude 6.4 - ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE

    03/04/2010 3:01:46 PM PST · by AdmSmith · 60 replies · 1,416+ views
    USGS ^ | Thu Mar 4 | staff
    New quake 20 minutes ago ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE Distances 63 km (39 miles) ENE (73°) from Calama, Chile 257 km (159 miles) NE (55°) from Antofagasta, Chile 296 km (184 miles) SE (142°) from Iquique, Chile 1133 km (704 miles) WNW (284°) from ASUNCION, Paraguay Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.8 km (9.8 miles); depth +/- 8.7 km (5.4 miles) Parameters NST=325, Nph=336, Dmin=66.8 km, Rmss=0.7 sec, Gp=
  • More Diplomatic Incompetence from the Obama Administration

    03/03/2010 11:59:41 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies · 990+ views
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 03/02/10 | John Hinderaker
    One wonders: does the Obama administration deliberately try to screw up our foreign policy, or is it just a matter of ignorance and incompetence? This is painful reading: "Argentina celebrates diplomatic coup as Hillary Clinton calls for talks over Falklands." Here is a photo of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Argentina's President Fernandez de Kirchner. So much for the idea that foreign relations would be conducted better by women. Now onto the news. Argentina was celebrating a diplomatic coup yesterday in its attempt to force Britain to accept talks on the future of the Falkland Islands, after a two-hour...
  • Today is National Chili Day!

    02/25/2010 6:13:28 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 57 replies · 1,268+ views
    History of Chili, Chili Con Carne ^ | 25 Feb 2010 | Linda Stradley
    The only thing certain about the origins of chili is that it did not originate in Mexico. Charles Ramsdell, a writer from San Antonio in an article called San Antonio: An Historical and Pictorial Guide, wrote: "Chili, as we know it in the U.S., cannot be found in Mexico today except in a few spots which cater to tourists. If chili had come from Mexico, it would still be there. For Mexicans, especially those of Indian ancestry, do not change their culinary customs from one generation, or even from one century, to another." If there is any doubt about what...
  • Truck driver choked on chili before crash

    02/02/2010 6:39:03 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 554+ views
    upi ^ | Feb. 1
    TYNGSBORO, Mass., -- A truck driver who drove his flatbed truck into the side of a Massachusetts home said he had lost consciousness due to choking on some Wendy's chili. Eric Gremm, 59, said he was driving the truck with a load for Sherburne Lumber of Tyngsboro, Mass., Wednesday when the Wendy's chili he was eating "went down the wrong pipe," the Lowell (Mass.) Sun reported Monday. Emergency responders said Gremm lost consciousness and crashed into the side of a two-family house. "I didn't even realize it happened," he said. "I'm glad I didn't knock two houses down. I sure...
  • Truck driver chokes on chili and crashes into home

    01/30/2010 10:26:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 799+ views
    AP on SD U-T ^ | 1/29/10 | AP
    LOWELL, Mass. — Police said a Massachusetts lumber truck crashed into a home after the driver was knocked unconscious by a small chili from Wendy's. Lowell police said Eric Gremm reported that he choked on the chili when the truck hit a bump, causing him to pass out as the flatbed truck veered off the road and slammed into the home. The man, 59, said emergency workers at the scene told him that he had passed out, but he could not remember losing consciousness.
  • So, you think you know how to make good chili

    10/03/2009 1:53:18 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 157 replies · 4,299+ views
    enidnews ^ | September 24, 2009 | David Christy
    You've read in my five previous columns history is all a matter of perspective. Well, today I'm going to challenge your perspective with the most serious topic you'll ever see in this space. Chili. That's right. With the season just changing from the vernal to the autumnal equinox, a steaming pot of chili looms on my horizon, and on many others. There's nothing better on a cool day than a bowl of chili. It’s more American than apple pie and the hot dog. And, in that same context, I'm going to break one of the cardinal rules of journalism. You...
  • Cheater's Chili

    09/08/2009 8:53:48 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 45 replies · 1,790+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 9/8/09 | Stacey Winder
    Living in Texas, there is absolutely no way I'm going to claim to have the best chili recipe. People here are serious about their chili and have very strong opinions about it. We even have complete festivals and cook offs for bragging rights revolving around this beloved Texas favorite. Having given my disclaimer, here's a quick and easy version that your family is sure to love!
  • On The Range: Chili Con Carne

    04/16/2009 12:26:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 62 replies · 2,267+ views
    dallasobserver ^ | Wednesday, Apr. 15 2009 | Chris Meesey
    Chili con carne, better known as chili for short, was named Official State Dish of Texas back in the late 1970s. Why chili and not barbecue or steak? According to Paul Burka, political writer, food guru, and all-around resident curmudgeon of Texas Monthly magazine, the esteemed members of the Texas State Legislature were bribed with beer (probably enough to do the trick) and free chili by a lobbyist for the cause. In his article, "I Still Hate Chili," Burka notes, "(Chili lobbyist) Robert Marsh brewed what he claimed to be the world's largest pot of chili to feed to the...
  • The Chili Cook-Off Story - Hilarious!

    04/06/2009 3:15:23 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 34 replies · 2,022+ views
    Frank: "Recently, I was honored to be selected as a judge at a chile cook-off. The original person called in sick at the last moment, and I happened to be standing there at the judge's table, asking for directions to the Coors Light truck, when the call came in. I was assured by the other two judges (Native New Mexicans) that the chili wouldn't be all that spicy; and, besides, they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I accepted and became Judge 3." Here are the scorecard notes from the event: CHILE # 1 -...
  • Caption Obama at Ben's Chili Bowl Restaurant

    01/12/2009 10:32:07 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 79 replies · 1,701+ views
    President-elect Barack Obama has lunch with Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty at Ben's Chili Bowl Restaurant in Washington, January 10, 2009
  • The Ladies' Hmm..? Journal - January,2009 Issue

    01/01/2009 8:06:38 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 10 replies · 703+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 01/01/09 | vanity
    Rejoice, Ladies !! "The Divine Caroline" may soon be displaying her superior fashion sense in the US Senate !
  • The Greater the Threat, the Hotter the Chili

    08/13/2008 12:51:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 162+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 12, 2008 | HENRY FOUNTAIN
    Like many other plants, the chili has a strategy for survival: make its fruit, the pepper, so nutritionally desirable that birds and other creatures will eat it and disperse the seeds. But the same things that make a chili pepper attractive to animals also draw bacteria and funguses that can kill the seeds. It has been thought that the chemicals known as capsaicinoids, which surround the seeds and give peppers their characteristic heat, are the chili’s way of deterring microbes. But if so, then microbial infestation should bring selective pressure on chilis — the more bugs, the hotter the peppers...
  • Asking for some opinions on some hot sauces, feedback, etc. (Vanity)

    06/16/2008 10:16:37 AM PDT · by Sonny M · 86 replies · 401+ views
    N/A ^ | June 16, 2008 | Sonny M.
    I'm getting some hot sauces shipped to me over the next couple of days, and wanted to get some opinions from folks who have either tried them or in some ways experienced them. One set I'm getting is from Dave's Gourmet, i.e. the guy who created the "Insanity sauce" and the "ultimate insanity sauce". The batch I'm getting is the spicy 6 pack which is Roasted Pepper & Chipotle Sauce, Roasted Garlic Hot Sauce, Scotch Bonnet Sauce, Insanity Sauce, Cool Cayenne Sauce and Hurtin Jalapeno Sauce. Has anyone here ever tried any of these sauces and does anyone have an...
  • Chilifest 2008 !!

    04/04/2008 7:36:57 AM PDT · by urtax$@work · 22 replies · 361+ views
    Chilifest Incorporated ^ | 2008 | Chilifest Incorporated
    Chilifest 2008 will be held on April 4th and 5th of 2008. Snook, Texas. The most anticipated event in the Brazos Valley - Chilifest. 2008 Gary Allan, Aaron Watson, Pat Green, Stoney LaRue, Randy Rogers Band Chilifest 2008 Friday Night (April 4th)Line-up: The Woods Ryan Turner Granger Smith Bleu Edmondson Owen Temple Gary P. Nunn
  • Spicy Chili Smell Leads to Evacuation

    10/03/2007 11:55:29 AM PDT · by Dysart · 24 replies · 518+ views
    AP-Breitbart ^ | 10-3-07 | RAPHAEL G. SATTER
    LONDON (AP) - Super spicy chili sauce being cooked at a London Thai restaurant sparked road closures and evacuations after passers-by complained that the smell was burning their throats, police said Wednesday. London Fire Brigade's chemical response team was called after reports that a strong smell was wafting from the restaurant in the heart of London's Soho district Monday afternoon, a Metropolitan police spokesman said, speaking anonymously in line with force policy. Authorities sealed off several premises and closed roads. The Times of London described shoppers coughing and spluttering as firefighters wearing special breathing masks sought the source of the...
  • Castleberry’s Updates Status of National Canned Food Recall

    08/02/2007 7:16:57 AM PDT · by girlangler · 11 replies · 1,125+ views
    Food & Drug Administration ^ | 8/1/2007 | news release
    Recall -- Firm Press Release FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. This listserv covers mainly Class I (life-threatening) recalls. A complete listing of recalls can be found in the FDA Enforcement Report at: http://www.fda.gov/opacom/Enforce.html Castleberry’s Updates Status of National Canned Food Recall Officials Express Urgent Need for Retailers and Consumers to Identify and Discard Recalled Items Contact: Doug McGraw Fleishman-Hillard (212) 453-2202 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- AUGUSTA, Ga. –...
  • 'Cincy Post' Staffers React to Shutdown Notice

    07/17/2007 10:27:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies · 1,592+ views
    Editor&Publisher ^ | July 17, 2007 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK Although Cincinnati Post staffers were expecting today's announcement that the paper would cease publication at the end of the year, several newsroom employees admitted the final blow is not easy to take. Members of the 52-person news staff said they were not surprised at the decision by E.W. Scripps Company to fold the paper when the joint operating agreement with Gannett Co. Inc., owner of the rival Cincinnati Enquirer, expires Dec. 31. The JOA's demise had been decided three years ago when Gannett exercised an option to pull out. "We were surprised it took this long to announce...
  • FDA Recalling More Castlebarry Products ASAP

    07/21/2007 3:21:30 PM PDT · by Global2010 · 34 replies · 8,561+ views
    CNN | 7-22-07
    The FDA is compiling a full list right now for release by the end of the day. The Castlebarrys Chili Suace for hot dogs showed out of 17 cans tested, 16 had botulism. I have a link of the companies list as of 7-18-07. Contact Castleberry's Snow's Brands Address:http://www.castleberrys.com/news_productrecall.asp
  • Hot Dog Chili Sauce in Botulism Recall

    07/18/2007 7:46:25 PM PDT · by captjanaway · 95 replies · 2,821+ views
    BreitBart ^ | 7/18/07 | ANDREW BRIDGES
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials warned consumers Wednesday to throw away certain cans of hot dog chili sauce after the product was linked to the first cases of botulism in commercially canned foods in decades. Four people were hospitalized. The warning applies to 10-ounce cans of Castleberry's, Austex and Kroger brands of hot dog chili sauce with "best by" dates from April 30, 2009, through May 22, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration said. It wasn't immediately clear how widely the products were distributed.
  • Calling All Cooks for Crock Pot Chilli

    06/27/2007 12:44:47 PM PDT · by Lost Dutchman · 92 replies · 1,076+ views
    Sorry for the vanity but I need Freeper Help!!! Since I just arrived from Phoenix AZ to Maine last year my family wants me to bring a crockpot chili to the reunion on Sat Jun 30th. They also added the stipulation that is should be in a crockpot (to keep it warm) and mild (so everyone can eat it) I have made chili before, (long time ago) but it has never been either crockpot nor mild, and I don't think they will be willing to try anything else. Any help would be appreciated... Thanks... Lost Dutchman aka Sean O.
  • Red Hot Chili Pepper Research Spices Up Historical Record

    02/16/2007 11:14:32 AM PST · by blam · 96 replies · 2,655+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 2-15-2007 | Gregory Harris - U Of Calgary
    Contact: Gregory Harris gharris@ucalgary.ca 403-220-3506 University of Calgary Red hot chili pepper research spices up historical record Archaeologists trace domestication and dispersal of Capsicum species Next time you're shaking Tabasco sauce on your eggs or dried chili pepper flakes on your pizza, you might pause to thank the indigenous Latin American cultures of more than 6,100 years ago that made it possible. Three University of Calgary researchers, together with international colleagues, have traced the earliest known evidence for the domestication and spread of chili peppers by analysing starch microfossils recovered from grinding stones, sediments and charred ceramic cookware. In a...
  • Kerry accuses Bush of stifling dissent

    04/22/2006 1:29:53 PM PDT · by Panerai · 146 replies · 2,416+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 04/22/2006 | Mark Pratt
    Those who disagree with the Bush administration's policies in Iraq face the same scornful charges that they are unpatriotic as Sen. John Kerry did 35 years ago when he spoke out against the Vietnam War, the Massachusetts Democrat said Saturday. "I have come here today to reaffirm that it was right to dissent in 1971 from a war that was wrong. And to affirm that it is both a right and an obligation for Americans today to disagree with a President who is wrong, a policy that is wrong, and a war in Iraq that weakens the nation," Kerry said...
  • The Red-Hot Power Of Chillies Can Kill Cancer

    03/16/2006 5:05:15 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,767+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-16-2006 | Roger Highfield
    The red-hot power of chillies can kill cancer By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 16/03/2006) The substance in chillies that causes the tongue to burn also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, according to research that could pave the way for new treatments. The pepper component capsaicin makes the cells undergo programmed cell death or apoptosis, says a study published in the journal Cancer Research. High intake of hot chillis has been linked to stomach cancer Tests found that it induced approximately 80 per cent of cancer cells growing in mice to follow the molecular pathways leading to apoptosis....
  • Chili's Heat Kills Prostate Cancer Cells

    03/16/2006 10:10:11 AM PST · by BJClinton · 41 replies · 471+ views
    HealthDay via Yahoo! ^ | 03/16/2006 | Steven Reinberg
    THURSDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Capsaicin, the component that gives jalapeno peppers their heat, may also kill prostate cancer cells, a new study suggests.Initial experiments in cancer cells and mice show that capsaicin causes prostate cancer cells to undergo a kind of suicide. Researchers speculate that, in the future, pills containing capsaicin might be used as therapy to prevent prostate cancer's return. According to their report, capsaicin caused almost 80 percent of prostate cancer cells in the mice to die. In addition, prostate cancer tumors treated with capsaicin were about one-fifth the size of tumors in untreated mice. "Capsaicin...
  • Freeper Chili Cook-Off

    02/11/2006 8:33:45 AM PST · by lawnguy · 353 replies · 3,323+ views
    Freepers, I would like your favorite chili recipes. I know many of these recipes are top secret, but I will be happy to settle for those in the public domain.:-)Thank You!!
  • CA: Prosecutors ask for maximum sentences for (Wendy's) chili finger couple (Sentencing Wednesday)

    01/17/2006 4:04:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 877+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/17/06 | Kim Curtis - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors are asking a judge to impose maximum prison sentences for the couple who masterminded the plot to plant a human fingertip in a bowl of Wendy's chili, calling the pair "grifters" who demonstrated "a total selfishness and perceived entitlement to other people's money." Jaime Plascencia, 44, and Anna Ayala, 40, pleaded guilty on Sept. 9 to two felony charges arising from the chili-finger scam: conspiracy to file a false insurance claim and attempted grand theft with damages exceeding $2.5 million. At most, Ayala faces nine years, eight months in prison for her part in the...
  • 400 Cooks Gather for World's Championship Chili Cookoff

    10/07/2005 4:14:43 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 634+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | October 6, 2005 | Jane Palmer
    Omaha's riverfront hosts chili cookoff The World's Championship Chili Cookoff comes to the Omaha riverfront Friday through Sunday. About 400 cooks fire up their stoves and simmer fiery chili peppers and chili powder to see who can make the best bowl of chili. The audience gets to participate, too, tasting the chili, voting for people's choice chili awards and joining on-stage competitions. Most of the action is Saturday and Sunday at Lewis & Clark Landing, where tents will shelter the cooking stations and regional bands on stage. Area restaurants get in the spirit with a cooking competition of their...
  • Wendy's pays finger reward 2 WHO HELPED SOLVE S.J. EXTORTION CASE EACH RECEIVE $50,000

    09/28/2005 7:16:06 AM PDT · by Rio · 7 replies · 488+ views
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/28/2005 | Dan Reed
    Wendy's International announced Tuesday it paid $100,000 in reward money to two tipsters who helped police crack the attempted finger-in-the-chili scam -- half to a woman too scared to let her name be known; half to a man ordered not to talk about it. The woman will remain anonymous because of fear of reprisals. Mike Casey will not. Casey complained to the Mercury News last week that the fast food giant was reneging on its promise to pay the reward. On Tuesday, he said he got the money but was under a gag order. ``Part of the deal on the...
  • No Deal Friday For 'Chili Finger' Couple

    08/27/2005 12:37:37 PM PDT · by freespirited · 16 replies · 737+ views
    ABC7News ^ | 8/27/05
    Aug. 26 (BCN) - The Las Vegas couple accused of planting a piece of human finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili did not get a plea deal today despite their attorneys spending more than an hour discussing the case with a judge. The attorneys for Anna Ayala, 39, and her husband Jaime Placencia, 43, have spent the past two days seeking a plea deal for the couple from Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Edward Davila. This morning Davila halted the talks and asked for more information about the facts of the case, according to Deputy District Attorney David...
  • VANITY--The chili contest: (Warning--extremely funny!)

    08/18/2005 11:21:44 AM PDT · by meandog · 99 replies · 8,212+ views
    e-mailed story | 8-17-05
    Warning - If you can read this whole story without laughing out loud, then you need to develop a sense of humor. Note: Please take time to read this slowly. If you pay attention to the first two judges, the reaction of the third judge is even better. For those of you who have lived in Texas, you know how true this is. They actually have a chili cook-off about the time Halloween comes around. It takes up a major portion of a parking lot at the San Antonio city park. The notes are from an inexperienced chili taster named...
  • US Aircraft Carrier First Nuclear-Powered Ship To Visit Malaysia

    07/02/2005 4:02:23 AM PDT · by expatguy · 51 replies · 1,358+ views
    Bernama ^ | 2 July 2005 | expatguy
    PORT KLANG, June 30 (Bernama) -- United States aircraft carrier USS Nimitz arrived at Westport, here Thursday for its maiden call in Malaysia, the first nuclear-powered vessel to dock in Malaysian waters. Nimitz commanding officer Captain T.N. Branch said the ship's nuclear power plants posed no radiation threat as there had never been any such incident in its 30-year service. During that time, the ship had travelled 132 million miles, which was equivalent to 5,000 times around the earth, and called at 150 countries, he added. Touted as the largest warship in the world, the US$4.1 billion (RM15.6 billion) USS...
  • Finger Traced to Woman Who Blamed Wendy's

    05/13/2005 9:39:53 PM PDT · by winner3000 · 13 replies · 649+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/13/2005 | GREG SANDOVAL/AP
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - The mysterious finger that a woman claimed to have found in a bowl of Wendy's chili came from an associate of her husband who lost the finger in an industrial accident, police said Friday. ADVERTISEMENT "The jig is up. The puzzle pieces are beginning to fall into place, and the truth is being exposed," Police Chief Rob Davis said. The discovery of the finger's owner marks a significant break in a case that has confounded authorities for nearly two months, ever since Anna Ayala claimed she bit down on the well-manicured, 1 1/2-inch finger in a...
  • Husband of Wendy's finger case suspect arrested

    05/04/2005 11:50:23 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 13 replies · 851+ views
    KESQ ^ | may 5 2005 | AP
    Husband of Wendy's finger case suspect arrested SAN JOSE, Calif. The husband of the woman accused of making up a story about finding a finger in a bowl of fast-food chili was arrested tonight near Las Vegas on unrelated charges. San Jose police say Jaime (Heye'-mee) Plascencia (Pluh-SEN'-see-uh) faces charges of identity theft, failure to pay child support and child abandonment, and document fraud. Plascencia is married to Anna Ayala, whose claim of finding a finger in a bowl of chili at a San Jose Wendy's is a hoax, according to police.