Hatch Chili and Paleo Diet

Regrettably, there’s nothing in this about the Paleo Diet, other than, I wouldn’t be prowling the chili bins if I wasn’t looking for something to spice my meat.

    Go and read Capricorn.
    Then bounce back here.

Date on that horoscope was May, 2010. Material is a little dated. Last time I was in the El Paso area, the big news was that Hatch Chili had to come from Hatch, NM. Dona Ana County, New Mexico.

I wonder if they read the horoscope? Doubtful.

Here’s the deal, it was decades ago that the original Chuy’s TexMex place — Barton Springs Road — they would fire up a chili roaster out front, usually in September. I could smell the Hatch Chili Peppers from my place, Shady Acres. Think that’s been going for more than two decades, the Austin celebration of Hatch Green Chiles.

Over the years, the Hatch Green Chili has grown in appeal. Couple of years ago, the local grocery chain started a “Hatch Green Chili Festival,” now sadly an advertising footnote.

What I picked up on my last visit? New rule: Hatch Chili has to come from Hatch, NM.