Taste Of States – This Week – Cinnamon Rolls and Chili

Welcome To Taste of States a place where we celebrate the weird and wonderful food of the United States of America. This can be everything from the snacks that are available for a limited time to the foods that are classic traditions at events such as Christmas and Thanksgiving! Each week we will explore the facts and the history surrounding a different food.

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Yes, you read that name correctly and yes this has apparently become a thing in America. Recently, I came across an article that was titled like this and I had to read it more to find out what exactly is going on and apparently it is a thing in the Midwestern states of America. It is so popular it is even served at schools for lunch.

Apparently in states such as Nebraska this is a big thing to and it is sort of like an alterantive to cornbread in these states. There are many reasons as to why this ended up becomng a tradition, one article says it is because Chilli is such an easy food to make that the rest of the time in canteens was used to make something more labour intensive, like a cinnamon roll. It is also a seasonal item as well.

There is a variety of Chilli that is regional called Cincinnati chili has a wild range of flavours including cumin, allspice, cloves, chocolate and cinnamon and that could be one of the reasons why people think the cinnamon rolls go so well. There are also many ways in which people eat this delacacy as well – some people eat the chilli first and then the roll, others eat it alongside and some even dip it into the chilli. Apparantly it goes back to historical life of loggers and that is how this has become a tradition but what do you think?

Would you want to try something this unusual?

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