For as long as I can remember, my family has eaten chili and cornbread for Halloween dinner. I don’t know how that got started or what this particular food has to do with the scary October holiday, but that’s what we did. I will always associate chili and cornbread with Halloween no matter how old I get or where I go. We would all dress up (never as anything scary) and go to my grandma’s house in town (Our house out in the country was not conducive to trick-or-treating). There would be a big pot of delicious chili, several pans of cornbread, and a “cauldron” of homemade root beer.
I recently watched The Hundred-Foot Journey in which the main character, a rising indian cook who learned from his mother, says “Food is memories.” I can relate to that, and I’m sure I’m not alone. I’m not a huge fan of Halloween to be honest, but chili and cornbread is special to me for the memories it brings with it. I’m sure all of you have a food that does that for you.
So, today I wanted to share this memory from my childhood adapted for Einkorn. This chili is bursting with flavor, and the addition of einkorn berries adds a variety of taste and texture you will love. The cornbread is wonderful as well. Made with part einkorn and part cornmeal, it has a delicious taste that takes me back to my Hermione costume and pumpkin pail full of snickers and kit kats.
We hope you enjoy this recipe and find out what food takes you back.