Does Your Chili Have What It Takes?
Aug 05, 2011 12:50PM ● Published by Anonymous
- Meat is optional, beans are optional, but chili is defined as any kind of spicy, stew-like dish cooked with tomatoes and chili peppers. Other spices and ingredients can be added except for rice and pasta.
- The chili must be cooked before arriving at the event. Judging begins at noon.
- You must keep the chili hot according to the regulations of the Anne Arundel Department of Health.
- You must prepare at least five gallons of chili for judging and sampling.
- The entry deadline is August 22nd.
- There is a $25 registration fee.
If salsa is more your thing, there's a competition for that, too. Here's the scoop:
- There is a $10 registration fee.
- The salsa must be prepared in advance. Judging begins at 1:30 p.m.
- You must prepare at least 1 gallon of salsa.
- Chips will be supplied, but you can bring your own, if desired.
- Judging is based on six factors: Balance of flavors, integration of background flavors, freshness of ingredients, element of heat, originality of recipe, and showcase of the tomato.
- The salsa champ will take home $500 in cash.
For more information on either competition or the tomato festival in general, visit Homestead Gardens' website.