Slow and steady wins the race, especially if it’s in bacon fat

Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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11 Responses

  1. Damon says:

    Perhaps it’s a universal constant that regardless if you hate “whitey”, “the man”, “privilege”, or “coercion”, you still like food and maybe, just maybe, you love chili.Report

  2. *weeps*

    *rends garments*

    *goes and prepares a pot of chili*Report

  3. Sam says:

    Tod, this was a very nice thing for you to have written. More broadly I should simply say that I not only appreciate my accidental gaming of Google’s results – calling it a “basic chili” seems to be what brings people to the post, not its quality – but also the opportunity to write here amongst so many hugely talented and deeply thoughtful people. It is an injustice that at a place with so much good writing a chili recipe should take the presumably temporary top spot.Report

    • Burt Likko in reply to Sam says:

      Pish-posh. This is a blog about culture. Food is culture. And not only is your chili recipe good, it’s fun to read.Report

    • Vikram Bath in reply to Sam says:

      “Injustice” is a bit too far. I would admit it’s “initially surprising” as well as “seemingly incongruous”.

      And it is only initially surprising because when you think about it from the perspective of a general reader, it becomes obvious that a post that can actually help a reader do something they were looking to do would be more popular than some contemplative post that might make a number of good points but won’t be applied.

      I would prefer to live in a world where the contemplative stuff were rewarded more, but it isn’t an injustice that it is not. Pre-internet, people like us would be lucky if we had even one friend who would entertain such discussions. Everyone else we met would only be interested in the weather and recipes. That we have a venue that lets us rest on an equal chili recipes is a boon.Report

    • Mark Thompson in reply to Sam says:

      There is nothing to be ashamed of, and quite a bit to be proud of. That’s tens of thousands of people who were able to cook a good, hearty, and delicious meal thanks to your assistance. And laugh in the process. The most articulate post arguing on the intertubes can never hope to approach that standard of helpfulness.

      Now, if you want something worthy of shame, for about the first two years of the site, the most-viewed post was this:

      I think we all uncorked a bottle of champagne when it was finally overtaken by one of Jason’s posts.Report

  4. Patrick says:

    We need to do more cooking posts.Report