Jennifer, a friend of mine on Facebook, has drawn 33 comments -- so far -- to a post she made about seeing Skyline chili, a Cincinnati-style chili, in one of our local grocery stories. Jennifer said she'd never heard of serving chili on spaghetti before, and that drew a flood of responses about chili, spaghetti, three-way chili, five-way chili, Skyline, Steak 'n Shake, and so on, and so on.
All of this has gotten me to thinking. There are a variety of styles of chili, and there are a variety of ways of enjoying chili. I'd like to do a story about this, but I need some input from you. What kind of chili do you like? Do you make Texas-style chili, and consider beans a form of heresy? Do you make Cincinnati-style chili, with just a little hint of cinnamon? Do you just open a can? Do you try in vain to find coarse chili-grind meat in your favorite local supermarket?
Please share some of your chili likes and dislikes with me, either in the comments below or by e-mail, email@example.com.