ICadvisor said:Does this defy the purpose of chilli....
Does anyone per chance have a chilli recipe that doesn't call for tomatoes?
Thanks marmalady, I really enjoy learning about the history behind foods! It would be quite neat to try a chilli with chocolate, but the inclusion doesn't really surprise me. I know that chocolate shows up in many savouy dishes from countries like Mexico, Spain (where I've seen it paired with rabbit of all things) and ItalySo in my mind, the answer to your question is no, tomatoes don't define the word chili.