The Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market celebrated its 17th Annual Chili Cook-off today and the International Recipe Syndicate was well represented by Sharon Muthu and Noshir Dalal as they cooked up a huge batch of Rachel Kirkwood's Arrogant Bastard Chili. The event was a big success this year attracting over 5,000 people. They were able to enjoy a great day of family fun including music, a corn shucking contest, the farmer's market, and free chili tasting!!
Judges for the event included Aarti Sequeira, host of Food Network’s Aarti Party and winner of Season 6 of the Next Food Network Star, The founders of Chicks with Knives Supper Club, and the Mayor of Beverly Hills, Barry Brucker.
The Chili Cook-Off was only open to amateurs and was limited to 20 contestants. Any kind of homemade chili was a valid entry and any type of ingredient could be used such as spices, meat, vegetables, pasta, beans, etc. No ingredients could be precooked and no canned chili was allowed. Contestants started cooking their chili at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market this morning at 6:30am.