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?

Bob Wachal