Jalapeno Jelly (1971); No Safire correction on Texas Hold 'em
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NO NY TIMES MAGAZINE SAFIRE CORRECTION ON TEXAS HOLD "EM--
As I stated here, the song "The Gambler" was 1978, "Texas Hold 'em" is 1975,
Safire writes one short column a week--he's gotta check a dictionary, 1975
is not "several generations" before 1978. This is about Texas, and it's a
little important, so I wrote to NY Times corrections. Once again, I'm a piece of
shit and there was no correction. Just like the old days, the old horrible
days. Why doesn't a corrections department correct errors?
I don't know if OED wants "jalapeno jelly," but it's a big product down
here. I've read 700 websites, and they all say that jalapeno jelly originated in
Lake Jackson about 1978. That's it--the same line, no other details, on 700
websites. It seems to me that this is all wrong.
Anyone in Texas know about jalapeno jelly?
Jalapeño jelly is a good use of the official state pepper of Texas, the
_jalapeño_ (http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/texas/entry/jalapeno/) . Hundreds
of websites state: “Jalapeno pepper jelly originated in Lake Jackson and was
first marketed in 1978.” Some of the websites state that “jalapeño jelly”
was first originated (and not simply first marketed) in 1978. No additional
evidence is provided.
Newspapers mention “jalapeño jelly” from at least 1971. There is no reason
to suspect that Lake Jackson played any especially significant part in the
development of this food. Jalapeño jelly can be used as an appetizer with
cornbread or crackers, or added to roast meats.
_Food Reference_ (http://www.foodreference.com/html/fjalapeno.html)
_Texas First, Facts and Trivia_ (http://www.shgresources.com/tx/facts/)
Jalapeno pepper jelly originated in Lake Jackson and was first marketed in
_Texas Food Directory_ (http://agrinet.tamu.edu/agbus/fooddir.htm)
Cherith Valley Gardens Inc.
P.O. Box 9654
Fort Worth, TX 76147-2654
Contact: Ms. Terri C. Werner
Telephone: (817) 338-4539
Brands: Cherith Valley Gardens
Products: Corn Relish, Red and White Wine Jelly, Margarita Jellly, Jalapeno
Jelly, Hot Pepper Sauce, Pickled Okra, Jalapeno Peppers, “Hot ‘n Spicy”
Sweet Relish, “Hot ‘n Spicy” Corn Relish, and “Hot ‘n Spicy” Dill Pickles
2523 Avenue H
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Contact: Mr. Hayes Horn
Telephone: (713) 342-2954
Products: Jalapeno Jelly, Picante Sauce, Marinara Sauce, Brabecue Sauce,
Chili Sauce, Honey, Spaghetti Sauce, and Italian Sauce
The Juarez Chile Co.
P.O. Box 33695
San Antonio, TX 78265
Contact: Ms. Kem Brown
Telephone: (800) 221-3578
Brands: The Juarez Chile Company
Products: Mustards, Barbecue Sauce, Jalapeno Jelly, Jalapeno Ketchup, Fajita
Marinade, and Salsas
Lazy Susan, Inc.
P.O. Box 10438
San Antonio, TX 78210
Contact: Ms. Charlene Reeves
Telephone: (210) 690-3613
Brands: Old San Antonio Style, Texas Gold
Products: Mexican Sauces, Jalapeno Ketchup, Jalapeno Mustard, Jalapeno Jelly
Monterrey Products Co., Inc.
803 South Zarzamora
San Antonio, TX 78207
Contact: Mr. Ernesto De Los Santos
Telephone: (210) 435-2872
Brands: Monterrey Products
Products: Jalapeno Jelly, Salsas, Mexican Candy, Queso Dip, Picante Sauce
606 South Waterview Dr.
Richardson, TX 75080
Contact: Ms. Karen Ibarguen
Telephone: (214) 680-8836
Brands: Ooten Foods
Products: Jalapeno Jelly, Relish, Salsa
Sam Lewis & Associates, Inc.
420 North Van Buren
San Angelo, TX 76901
Contact: Ms. Betty Lewis
Telephone: (915) 658-1432
Brands: Jalapeno Sam
Products: Jalapeno Jelly, Jalapeno Salsa
Shell Ridge Jalapeno Project
1432 South Highway 35
Rockport, TX 78382
Contact: Ms. Kay Segura Christian
Telephone: (512) 790-8028
Brands: Kay’s Hot Stuff
Products: Hot Mushrooms, Jalapenos(Sweet and Hot), Jalapeno Jelly,Salsa de
Silva Swan, Inc.
Route 1, Box 47
Industry, TX 78944
Contact: Diane L. Rhine
Telephone: (409) 836-2217
Brands: Texas Fun Feed & Visions of Gourmet
Products: Dry Dip Mixes, Snack Mixes, Jalapeno Jelly, Sweet and Hot
Jalapenos, Cherry Jalapenos (Sweet and Hot), Pineapple Jalapenos (Sweet and Hot)
6 April 1971, Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, TX), pg. 5 ad:
FOR TASTE EXCITEMENT
TRY LAS FLORES
16 November 1973, Baytown (TX) SUn, pg. 8, col. 2:
Hot Pepper Jelly
Minnie Belle Davis
3/4 cups bell pepper
1/4 cup Jalapeno pepper
3 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups apple
Boil ingredients two minutes and let stand ten minutes. Add one bottle of
certo and let stand ten more minutes before pouring into jars. Add green or red
coloring if desired.
21 August 1975, Los Angeles Times, “Jalapeno Chile Via Guadalajara” by
Barbara Hansen, pg. G10:
A recipe for jalapeno jelly has appeared before and is being repeated by
request. Don’t be alarmed by the ugly, murky color of the green pepper and
jalapeno mixture as it boils. The peppers and chiles are strained out, and a few
drops of food color transform the liquid into a beautiful green.
3/4 cup ground green peppers
1/2 cup ground jalapeno chiles
6 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
1 (6-ounce) bottle liquid pectin
Green food color
Remove seeds before grinding green peppers and chiles. Grind using fine
blade of meat grinder. Mix green peppers, chiles, sugar and vinegar and bring to
a rolling boil. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Add pectin and 4 or 5 drops food color. Mix well. Strain into hot sterilized
jars and seal. Makes about 6 half pints.
Note: If skin is sensitive, wear protective gloves when handling peppers and
26 September 1982, Washington Post, pg. M55:
D. L. Jardine’s Texas Chili Spices & Fixin’s date back to the 1880s when
the chuckwagon was traveling the trail. (...) Try Texas Champagne (hot pepper
sauce), Jalapeno Jelly (try it on a bagel),...
17 July 1983, Los Angeles Times, “sweetening up to the fiery jalapeno” by
Mary Pat Dorr, pg. T16:
What comes next is a two-fold bonus: the satisfaction you can derive from
transforming your crop into a tangy/sweet jelly—to serve as an appetizer with
crackers and cream cheese—and a stock of pantry gifts packaged in decorative
pint jars ready on a moment’s notice to give to special friends. But beware!
This zingy palate sensation is habit-forming and fanatical fans won’t leave you
alone until you brew up another batch.
Ah, you say, but what does this unusual concoction taste like? Set your
taster to the familiar tang of chili peppers, modified by the sweetness of sugar.
15 December 1983, Washington Post, pg A43 Safeway supermarket ad:
Jalapeno Jelly Reese 10-oz. jar $1.29
14 April 1985, Chicago , “A Diner’s Guide” by Stephen Birnbaum, pg. K4:
Jalapeno: Hot green chili pepper most commonly associated with Tex-Mex
cuisine. Also used to make a jelly that’s terrific on cornbread or with roast
26 February 1986, Washington Post, Anne’s Exchange, pg. E20:
HOT PEPPER JELLY
(Fills seven 8-ounce glasses)
1 1/2 cups vinegar—divided
1 cup bell peppers, seeded and chopped
1/3 to 1/2 cup jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
5 1/2 to 6 cups sugar
Green or red food coloring
6-ounce bottle liquid fruit pectin
Melted paraffin, if not using lidded jars
Note: Wear kitchen gloves when handling jalapeno peppers; the oils can
irritate skin and eyes.
Place 1/2 cup vinegar with both peppers and onion in a blender. Reduce
vegetables to a fine puree.
Pour the contents through a fine strainer or a cheesecloth-lined colander
set over a large kettle; mash solids against sides with a wooden spoon so that
all juice is released, then discard the solids.
Add remaining vinegar, the sugar and a few drops of food coloring to the
juice. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for several minutes.
Remove from heat and let set for 5 minutes. Skim off any foam that rises to
top. Stir in liquid pectin.
Pour into hot, sterilized jars. If not using lids, cover jelly with 1/8-inch
coating of melted paraffin.
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