Monday, March 5, 2012
Mark Rockwell's winning chicken chili recipe is inspired by breakfast.
Count the winner of Sunday's 17th Annual Chili Cook Off at Page's Food & Spirits in Farmington among the 1 percent. Southgate resident Mark Rockwell said he named his entry "Occupy Chili", because "one percent of chili chefs make 99 percent of the chili worth eating." His breakfast-inspired chicken chili stood out among 11 entries, winning unanimous approval from contest judges. Rockwell said he has entered previous competitions and learned about the Page's event in the Detroit Free Press. Having done chili the usual way, he decided to look at cooking chicken chili and what he might do with it. "Chickens lay eggs, and what goes great with eggs? Sausage and bacon," he said, adding he used spices inspired by bloody mary mix. "It turned out…
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Held at Page's Food and Spirits, the event is hosted by volunteers from the Miss Farmington pageant family.
No plans for lunch today? Consider stopping by the 17th Annual Chili Cook Off, held from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at Page's Food & Spirits in Farmington. A donation is requested for the opportunity to sample local chili recipes. Proceeds from the event, which includes a raffle and 50/50 drawing will go to Relay for Life, an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS). Miss Farmington Elise Newcomer will be in attendance. A people's choice winner will be selected, along with a winner chosen by a panel of celebrity judges.
Friday, January 27, 2012
This year's contest benefits the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
If your chili recipe draws raves from friends and family, it may be time to kick it up a notch. Entries are open for the 17th Annual Chili Cook-Off, held March 4 at Page's Food and Spirits in downtown Farmington. Entry forms are available at the restaurant; an electronic copy of the form is posted with this article. Last year's winner, Michelle Vennix of Wixom, says she'll be back to defend her title. Organizer Ginny Morris hopes to have 20 entries for the competition. She said Thursday that proceeds from the event, raffle and 50/50 drawing will go to Relay for Life, an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS). "We're thrilled to have it benefit us this year," said Felicia McMullen, an ACS community representative. "It's …