Stock Image

A Bowl of Red

Tolbert, Frank X.

Published by Doubleday, 1972
ISBN 10: 0385057636 / ISBN 13: 9780385057639
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 1
From RareInventory (houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: US$ 24.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Returns Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details


Title: A Bowl of Red

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Description:

8.30 X 5.80 X 1 inches; 205 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 117760

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
4.1 avg rating
(31 ratings)

Synopsis: Big Bend resident rancher Hallie Stillwell has added her voice and favorite chili recipe to her friend Frank X. Tolbert's classic book, A Bowl of Red.

Written by the late Dallas newspaper columnist and author, A Bowl of Red is an entertaining history of the peppery cowboy cuisine. This new printing of the book is based on Tolbert's 1972 revised edition, in which he describes the founding of the World Championship Chili Cookoff, now held annually in the ghost town of Terlingua, Texas.

Hallie Stillwell was one of the three judges at the first Terlingua cookoff, held in 1967. "We were blindfolded to sample the chili," the ninety-six-year-old writer/rancher says in her foreword. She voted for one of the milder concoctions; another judge cast his vote for a hotter version. The third judge, who was mayor of Terlingua, sampled each pot but then pronounced his taste buds paralyzed and declared the contest a tie. There's been a "rematch" in Terlingua every November since then. "I have never failed to attend," Stillwell says.

Stillwell's recipe for lean venison chili is her favorite, one she prepared in large quantities for the hungry hands at the Stillwell Ranch in the Big Bend. This new printing of the classic also features an index to other recipes in the book, such as "Beto's prison chili" and chili verde con carne (green chili). The book also includes Tolbert's tales of searching out the best cooks of Southwestern specialties like rattlesnake "stew" and jalapeño corn bread.

About the Author: The late FRANK X. TOLBERT was a Dallas newspaper columnist, novelist, historian, and a co-founder of the World Championship Chili Cookoffs held each November in the Big Bend village of Terlingua. He also founded Tolbert?s Chili Parlor restaurant in Dallas.HALLIE STILLWELL has been a rancher and a fixture in the Big Bend region since 1918. She was a judge at the first Terlingua cookoff in 1967 and is the author of I?ll Gather My Geese.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: RareInventory
Address: houston, TX, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: February 26, 2009
Bookseller Rating: 3-star rating

Terms of Sale:

C. Dain Becker
7405 1/2 Westview Drive
Houston, Texas 77055
rareinventory@gmail.com

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respon...

[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.


Store Description: Private collection of Rare and Out of Print books.