Ratty wrote on Mar 31, 2011, 10:59: Synchronicity! I made chili last night. It's practically inedible after I make it - really harsh, a bit bitter, and super hot - but a night in the fridge mellows it right out. I have to make it extra hot because it gets milder the longer it sits in the fridge. An interesting thing: last time I made it I froze some of it and when I defrosted it a few weeks later it was about the best tasting chili I'd ever had. So I'm trying it again to see if freezing really does improve the taste that much.
I don't know why it'd be the case, but I thought it was common knowledge (belief, at least!) that chili tastes better after being frozen and then reheated later. Chili is proof that god wants us to eat leftovers.