Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2014 4:50 PM
Subject: Joe bologna's breadsticks
It's been 30 years, but it is still the best breadstick ever. Located in
Lexington KY. I couldn't find it on your website but wondered if you could
find. I just grew my first crop of garlic, Music, and would love to try it
out in style.
Sorry, I was unable to find a recipe, copycat, or even a "tastes-like"
recipe for these, although I found lots of raves about how good they are.
I'll post this in the hope that a reader can help.
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 1:38 PM
Subject: Mexican-style Chili con Carne
When I lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I enjoyed the Mexican-style
Chili con Carne at Los Tres Amigos restaurants.
Their chili con carne contains small chunks of beef in a thin but tasty
Do you have their recipe ?
Whenever anyone asks me to try to locate a recipe from a particular
restaurant, I try to find a menu from that restaurant and read the
description of the dish. Sometimes it helps.
In this case, I'm finding multiple Mexican Restaurants and Tex-Mex Grills
with the name "Los Tres Amigos." ("The Three Friends") It's a popular name
for Mexican Restaurants. Makes it difficult to narrow it down to one
restaurant chain. You said yours was on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, most of
which, although it looks small on a map, is actually like one long city from
Bay St. Louis to Ocean Springs, divided by little more than road signs and a
couple of bridges into Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, Biloxi, and then Ocean
Springs. There may have been restaurants named "Los Tres Amigos" in other
Mississippi Gulf Coast cities, but I'm looking at Gulfport as yours. There
are, or were, two restaurants with that name in Gulfport that I found
mentioned on the web, one at 9400 Highway 49, Gulfport, for which I could
not locate a menu. I also could not determine if it was the same restaurant
or part of the same chain as the one at 603 E Pass Rd, Gulfport, for which I
did find a menu at: Los Tres Amigos Gulfport
The menu description of their chile con carne was not much help. it says simply:
"Chili con Carne. Mexican style. Muy caliente". ("very hot")
I could not find a chile con carne recipe from any "Los Tres Amigos"
restaurant at all, nor could I find one that claimed to be a copycat or a
"tastes-like" recipe for that from any "Los Tres Amigos" restaurant at all.
The only way that I would have any confidence in a recipe would be if I found a
recipe that specifically stated that it was a recipe for the chile con carne
at "Los Tres Amigos" restaurant at 603 E. Pass Road in Gulfport, MS.
When a restaurant makes a claim like "Mexican-style" for their chili, two
reservations pop into my head: First, "Mexican-style" may be simply
advertising. The degree of authenticity in such claims may vary widely.
Second, even if their particular recipe came from Mexico, how can anyone
assume that all the chili served in Mexico is the same? Of course, it isn't
all the same. There are regional recipes and family recipes, and not all
of the restaurants in Mexico use the same recipe. The point is, that
trying to find an authentic, Mexican-style chili con carne recipe that will
taste like what you recall from "Los Tres Amigos" in Gulfport would be a
hit or miss task, particularly for someone who has never tasted the chile
con carne from Los Tres Amigos. There are likely many chile con carne
recipes on the Internet that call themselves "Mexican-style", and they
likely all have differences, and none may taste exactly like what you
remember. There's one such here with a good pedigree that you could try. It
claims authenticity, is similar to your description, and has photos:
Authentic Mexican Chili con Carne
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: Mexican-style Chili con Carne
Thanks for your quick reply.
The Los Tres Amigos on the beach in Gulfport and the one in Bay St. Louis were lost to Katrina.
One restaurant remains, on Pass Road in Gulfport.
I believe the chili con Carne in question is Chili con Colorado, or at least made with the same.
I found the term Chili con Colorado today while searching the Web. I also found the term Guisado,
which may help.
Thanks again for your help.
"Colorado" means "red", and "guisado " means "stew". "Chili con colorado" means "red chili".
As I said below, the Los Tres Amigos on Pass Rd menu says: "Chili con Carne. Mexican style. Muy caliente". ("very hot").
It does not say "Chili con Colorado" and it does not say "guisado". If you want a "Chile Colorado con Carne" recipe, see:
Chile Colorado con Carne
The second link has an article explaining the difference between "chili con carne and "chili colorado con carne".
It's the type of chilis used (usually ancho for chili colorado) and the fact that chile colorado contains tomatoes,
whereas chili con carne does not necessarily have any tomatoes. There appears to be little consistency in the use
of the terms "chili con carne and "chili colorado con carne". The "chili con carne" at Los Tres Amigos may be a red
chili with tomatoes and anchos. I have no idea if it is a "guisado". Chile con carne is sometimes referred to as a stew,
and sometimes it contains tomatoes. Most of the guisado photos that I can find have very large chunks of meat and most
are made with pork or chicken.
Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2014 8:06 PM
Subject: Looking for school chocolate tart in the 80's
Hi, I've been looking for a long time for the old school deserts, there were
a few that I would just love to try again.
From memory there were a pink marshmallow tart, butterscotch tart and the
famous chocolate tart, we used to have it with chocolate custard and the
chocolate used to melt in the custard.
This was early 80's in London UK.
Hope you can help.. Sara
I looked for any tart recipes at all that mentioned UK public schools or British
public schools or London Public Schools, etc.
The only site that I found that had recipes from UK schools was:
School Recipes UK
Searching that site, I did not find a butterscotch tart recipe, or a pink
marshmallow tart recipe or a recipe called "chocolate tart". However I did
find a "fudge tart" recipe. See:
I did find chocolate tart recipes from other UK sources, but not from the schools. See:
Food Network UK
The Ideas Kitchen
Sorry that I could not be more help. There just do not appear to be many
sources online for UK public schools recipes. I'll post this on my site. I
have quite a few UK readers, so perhaps one of them can assist.