National Chili Day was February 25th this year and a radio station here in Atlanta that I listen to occasionally decided to have a cook-off between the morning show hosts to celebrate the day. Kevin and Taylor in the Morning from 104.7 the Fish had several judges in the studio on the 25th to judge each of their chilis. Taylor won! Here’s the link giving their recipes.
Both of the recipes look phenomenal but I admit I haven’t tried them yet. I think I may hae to try the Jamaican chili first since the addition of the jerk spices is a new and different twist that I haven’t tried before. Although the jerk spices add some heat to the chili, I noted that Kevin also uses a habanero powder for more heat. I’m willing to bet that this chili is not for the mild chili lover. It will have some kick.
I hope you enjoy experimenting with these 2 recipes – I’ll report back after I have a chance to play with the recipe some! Meanwhile, enjoy your chili! Only a few days left before spring so chili season is winding down for most folks – except me!
For those of you in the Atlanta area, here’s an upcoming chili cook-off for a good cause. It’s the City of Canton Paw Park Chili Cook-off on August 22, 2009. There are both CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International) and Open Chili competition. Register soon – there aren’t many slots available. Make sure you try and find me so we can take a picture together!
Send me an email if you would like me to post about your upcoming chili cook-off.
Famous Chili Recipes attended their first chili cook-off in Georgia as a spectator this past Saturday. The cook-off was sponsored by Rocco’s Pub in Marietta and all proceeds from the event were donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Not only did I have a great time eating a lot of great chili, I also met many awesome people. Let me take the time now to say hello to Kevin Williams, Bill Donnelly, Steve Nelson, Kevin Miller, Pete Miller and everyone else that I talked with on Saturday. I learned so much about competition chili, and I had a super afternoon.
Find out who took home top honors along with a hefty $1000 prize by reading the entire article about the 2009 Georgia State Chili Cook-off. There are also pictures from the event in the article but here are a few just for the blog.