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Chili Queens chili

The first time I heard about the San Antonio Chili Queens, I was on a plane. A friend wanted to make a documentary about Tex-Mex, and she showed me her treatment, which featured these notable Texas women. This was many years ago, long before I became interested in Texan-food history myself. But as a lifetime lover of chili, I was immediately hooked by their story.

Much has been written about the Chili Queens, but to explain their significance briefly, the Queens were female entrepreneurs who set up food stands in San Antonio's various plazas beginning in the . . .


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