copyright the Chronicle October 14, 2015
by Tena Starr
NEWPORT — Who would think there are so many ways to make chili?
The Chilifest here Saturday certainly demonstrated a lot of them, with recipes that ranged from dishes that included chicken to maple syrup.
Traditional recipes generally involve ground beef, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and spices. But there’s actually an International Chili Society that has cook-offs, and it appears there’s considerable debate about what makes the best chili, or even where it originated, though it seems to go back centuries.
In Newport, the annual Chilifest, at which participants can taste all the competitors’ samplings for $5, had its own wide range of offerings.
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