My wife, Kathleen Capcara, with a cynicism ripened by a quarter-century of marriage to a copy editor, will not essay a recipe printed in a newspaper until a minimum of five days post-publication. That is an excellent idea.*
An alert reader of the Cincinnati chili post noticed that the instructions mentioned tomatoes, though tomatoes were not listed in the ingredients. It was my mistake to have omitted the two one-pound cans of tomatoes. And the two tablespoons of oil and bacon fat. The post has been corrected.
You Don’t Say regrets the error.
* There was once a Sun recipe for hearty cheese soup — how hearty we did not realize until we published the correction apologizing for having omitted the instruction to add a quart (or gallon or something like that ) of warm water. There’s no calculating how many high colonics may have resulted from that single recipe.