The history of chili-con-carne is a long and controversial subject….
From the nun Sister María de Ágreda with astral projections to the chili queens of San Antonio, there are many legends that tell of the origins of this spicy dish.
One of them is the story of the “devil’s soup”. Spanish priests called chili-con-carne the “devil’s soup” and preached avoidance of the dish because they believed it was an aphrodisiac. You already know that chili brings out a lot of love and happiness.
And indeed, the chili pod – an ingredient in chili – ranks as the number one natural aphrodisiac. The red pod stimulates the release of opiates in the body and provides increased blood flow to the mucous membranes.