Characters’ Recipes: Sam’s Fiery Chili

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This post is slightly updated to show the new title of my novel, and I love to write about the characters’ recipes.

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In my horror novel Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I, one of the main characters is Sam, a retired homicide detective.  In his spare time, he fancies himself a good cook of basic foods, and one of his favorites to cook and eat is spicy chili.

I was thinking about what some of my characters like to eat and cook, not necessarily because this information appears in the novel, but because the more I know about the idiosyncrasies of the characters I write, the better I can show them. This idea is similar to actors creating biography sheets for roles they are playing.

So, what is this recipe?

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Sam’s Fiery Bowl of Red Goodness

Ingredients:

One pound chuck roast,
One 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes,
One Spanish onion,
One sweet green pepper,
One poblano pepper,
Four habanero peppers,
Two chipotle peppers,
Two jalapeno peppers,
One can dark…

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12 thoughts on “Characters’ Recipes: Sam’s Fiery Chili

  1. I love the idea of diving into the depths of a character regardless of whether or not it’s information that’s shared with the reader! It makes perfect sense to do so. I was in Theater for many years and we would do exercises like this for whatever role we were playing. Thanks for sharing this wonderful reminder.

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