Tolbert has packed a peck of incidentals about red peppers in general, and chili con carne in particular, the latter once defined in a Mexican dictionary as ""A detestible dish... erroneously described as Mexican."" It seems it is Texan and it has quite a claque-- not only the Johnsons but Will Rogers and Liz Taylor and the author who did anSEP piece on it on which this book must have been based. It consists of some recipes, a little lore, history, and a lot of reverence. There's even an Appreciation Society founded in 1951. Check its members for this one.