Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 16:44:04 -0500 From: wachal robert s 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