From the archives: The Legend of Blazington Haute Chili
Cleaning up the desktop and came across a little piece written for the Ologie Top Pot chili cook-off. Eat your heart out J. Peterman:
The storm was fast approaching. Partially sheltered by towering redwoods, Sir Cooper Blazington commanded his men with deft authority. A camp was erected. It would serve as shelter and sanctuary, and not a moment too soon. Blazington’s field notes were secured in the trunk once owned by his father, and his grandfather before him. The trunk that had traveled through the Mara Triangle. Sat atop the ruins of Machu Pichu. Sailed boldly past Point Hope, en route to the Arctic. And now lay cornered in camp, a dot on the vast expanse that is the American West.
The trunk was not the solitary item passed down through generations of these great explorers. As dusk engulfed the valley and the storm passed, Sir Blazington began to prepare the camp meal for his men, using a recipe refined by generations who have conquered the most remote regions of our earth.
Blazington’s Haute Chili is an enthralling journey into every corner of the senses. Filled with complex flavors that can only perfected by centuries of preparation and refinement at the hands of men such as Sir Edmund Hillary, John Muir, Lewis and Clark, and President Teddy Roosevelt himself. Indeed, it has filled the stomachs and warmed the souls of our most distinguished adventurers. And now, what was once the provenance of Blazington and his exploratory compatriots is available to be enjoyed by you.