April 2021

Wendy’s Chili

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. Late one night I went down a YouTube rabbit hole and found the amazing world of 1980-90s fast food training videos. One of the standout videos is Wendy’s “Grill Skills” that teaches new employees how to grill Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers. One thing that might stand out in this video is that fact burgers that break or have been left on the grill for too long are ground up and frozen to use in chili later. Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas… Read More »Wendy’s Chili

Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. Tony Chachere was born in June 1905 in Opelousas, Louisiana. During the Great Depression he worked as a traveling drug salesman and collected recipes from all over the state. In 1972, drawing upon a life of cooking for friends and family, Chachere published his first cookbook, Cajun Country Cookbook, which included the recipe that became his Original Creole Seasoning. Positive public response to the book led him to start Tony Chachere’s Creole Foods. The cookbook is still for sale but no longer includes the… Read More »Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning