It’s Oscar season again and everyone has stars in their eyes. Some are hoping Morgan Freeman takes home the award for the Best Actor role in Invictus, while others are hoping to see George Clooney on stage grasping the gold for Up in the Air.
Oscar night is a big deal for many. Pools, parties, girls nights and dates are being planned. It’s a big entertainment night for Americans. What to wear? How to decorate? And the most important question, what to cook?
Eat like a star this year. Elizabeth Taylor, one of the most proclaimed movie stars of all time and a multiple Oscar nominee, including winner for her leading role in Butterfield 8, loved chili.
Taylor loved chili from Chasen's, a restaurant in Beverly Hills, California that was a hangout for many actors. Chasen’s was the site of the Academy Awards party for many years, and in 1962 Liz Taylor had several orders of Chasen’s chili flown to the set of Cleopatra while filming in Rome.
Chasen’s is no longer around, but Dolores Chili is. Often referred to as L.A.’s Favorite Chili, this chili doesn’t come in a can, but in a brick form. It’s an all-beef frozen chili packed hot and then frozen in the shape of a brick resulting in a Dolores Chili Brick.
Serve it in a bowl with shredded cheddar or diced onions, or on a burger, dog or with spaghetti noodles.
An article by Jenn Garbee, http://eat-la.com/short-list/julia-childs-oscar-eats/, references Dolores Chili as a sure item to spice up any Oscar plans.
Pick up Dolores Chili at Albertson’s, Food for Less, Cardenas, Costco, Ralphs, Stater Brothers or order on-line at https://dolorescanning.com/catalog