Chili that’s worth the wait

John I. Carney
5 min readNov 27, 2019

A friend of mine was talking to me the other day about the new movie “Ford vs. Ferrari” (I haven’t seen it yet), and he mentioned Matt Damon’s portrayal of automotive legend Carroll Shelby.

I told him that while most people hear “Carroll Shelby” and think racing, I hear “Carroll Shelby” and think chili.

In the winter of 1984–85, I was fresh out of college, living in Wagoner, Oklahoma, rooming with my college friend Kendall Durfey and working at the Durfey family’s AM radio station. I discovered that the grocery stores in Oklahoma carried something called…

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John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at http://www.lakeneuron.com/dislike