Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 16:44:04 -0500
From: wachal robert s rwachal[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU
Subject: 'chili' or 'chile'
Dictionaries seem to list these as variant spellings, but I seem to
recall from a cooking class I once took in Santa Fe that 'chile' refers
to the pepper and the powder and 'chili' to some strange kind of soup
made in Texas.
Can any southwestern-savvy dialectologist come to my rescue?