Book Reviews of A Bowl of Red

A Bowl of Red
A Bowl of Red
Author: Frank X. Tolbert
ISBN-13: 9780878336524
ISBN-10: 0878336524
Publication Date: 3/1989
Pages: 180
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

2.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Taylor Pub
Book Type: Paperback
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Is less about the history of chili con carne than it is about the personalities surrounding it, espeically those who were still alive when the book was written. Also spends a chapter detailing the history of the World Series Cookoff--that chapter really felt more like a justification and insistance on getting the facts straight because no one else could, than about the supposed topic of the book. He also talks about a lot of little cafes and the quirks to be found in them. The book wasn't bad, but I was expecting something more serious on the food, and less on the personalities. Someone who really enjoyed chili, and enjoyed sampling different varities, would enjoy the meanderings of the book.