OUR RAISON D’ÊTRE
Fresh healthy cuisine
from around the world
Our mission at Favoloso Catering is to always be healthy and deliciously different.
We cater for any event, large or small. Weddings, Garden Parties, Private Dining and much more.
Australian Lamington Cakes
Texan Chilli Con Carne
Chilli con carne month
is finally here
The first thing you should know about Chilli Con Carne is that it is not Mexican, but American. It is a Texan dish whose early recorded origins seem to stem from a food market in San Antonio in the early 1880s.
The American spelling of Chilli is with just a single letter ‘l’, but as we promote the most divine and most fabulous chilli ever made which is of British origins, then we keep with the British spelling of Chilli. However, as it happens it’s not just the Brits that spell it with an extra ‘l’. The folk of Springfield, Illinois, USA take their chilli very seriously and buck the American trend and spell Chilli the same as the British!
In the 1880s, a market in San Antonio started setting up chili stands from which chili or bowls o'red, as it was called, were sold by women who were called "chili queens." A bowl o'red cost diners such as writer O. Henry and democratic presidential hopeful William Jennings Bryan ten cents and included bread and a glass of water. The fame of chili con carne began to spread and the dish soon became a major tourist attraction. It was featured at the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893 at the San Antonio Chili Stand.