Food - Drink
The Sweet Ingredient Nigella Lawson Adds To Her Chili
If you enjoy food television, you're likely familiar with Nigella Lawson, the British "Domestic Goddess" whose cooking series "Nigella Feasts" and "Nigella Kitchen" propelled her to fame in the early 2000s. So it comes as no surprise that Lawson knows how to take chili con carne to the next level.
Lawson responded to a fan on Twitter with a few suggestions to avoid bland chili con carne, including layering flavors with a mix of fresh, dried, and smoked dried chiles. Her most surprising advice, though, is flavoring the stew with a "teeny bit of dark chocolate."
Indeed, using chocolate in savory recipes is an age old tradition most often associated with the Mexican dish mole negro. So the next time you're stirring up a pot of chili, slip some dark or unsweetened chocolate into the pot, and enjoy the beguiling sweet-savory effect it produces.