Tom Blair

January 1, 1997

Post #519 – 19970101

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

I have been reading your books for several years now, and I’ve really enjoyed them all. Though my favorite book has to be “Alan Mendelsohn”. It’s one of the best books I ever read. Ever since reading it, I can’t stop thinking about Green Death Chili. I was wondering, is there really such a thing, and if there is- would you send me the recipe? Anything called Green Death Chili has to be good.

Daniel replies:

I am enjoined by federal statute against sending the recipe for green death chili over the internet, on phones lines, or through the mail. It is also against the law to write it down, speak it, communicate it through signs, gestures, diagrams or rebuses, except in the state of Tennessee, where it can be scratched in the dirt with a stick, in the presence of adults without criminal records, provided it is rubbed out again at once.