We met Mr Moffett last year out in the Chihuahuan desert town of Terlingua, Texas, where the 54th annual Wick Fowler chili cook off was taking place. You should’ve heard the war whoops when Mr Gene won the grand prize.
Care to tackle his winning recipe? It’s below. Some of the nomenclature may be odd. Google will be your boon companion here. Continue Reading
Meet the Scrumptious crew in Terlingua, Texas.
50 years after his death Wick Fowler still casts a long shadow over the world of Texas chili. Continue Reading
Hope y’all can come out.
Sun, Nov 14, 2021,
5:30 PM CST
Tamale House East
1707 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
It’s the Mardi Gras of west Texas. The Frank X. Tolbert, Wick Fowler Terlingua, Texas, Chili Cook Off is in its 54th year and we could not be more excited to make the 1000 mile-plus journey to the Chihuahuan Desert for the shootout.
We’ve been deep in the Texas chili scene for 25 years and will be throwing our own version of the Terlingua Chili party soon.
Scrumptious Chef 13th Terlingua Chili Pop Up
Sunday November 14th
“It’s the first time the judges have shown good taste!” bellowed Wick Fowler upon being declared the World Champion of Chili at the big Terlingua shootout in November of 1970. Continue Reading
I’m not sure what connection Myrtle Beach has to the world of competitive chili.
My father was a firefighter and a chili cook of uncommon valor and I know that men in that field take their chili very seriously. A gang of burly, hairy men sitting around a firehouse watching boxing on TV and cooking mammoth kettles of chili has long been a trope of American life.
Are you a firefighter who takes a lot of pride in their chili? Inquire here