It’s been 20 years since Gov. Jim Edgar signed a declaration proclaiming the city of Springfield “Chilli Capital of the Civilized World”.
Sunday an event will honor the winter comfort food Springfield natives know as “chilli”.
Slow Food Springfield hosts a tasting at Cafe Moxo with chili cook Les Eastep, who will share the dish’s evolution and history in Springfield.
Ann Hamilton of Slow Food Springfield and U of I Extension Educator Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant joined Peter Gray on Illinois Edition to discuss chili and its ties to the growing local food movement:
[.mp3 – 7:45]FOR LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION
Slow Food Springfield on Facebook
Local Food Systems Educational Resources offered by the University of Illinois Extension
Gov. Jim Edgar’s Low-Fat Chili Recipe (yes, it’s available online)
Springfield “Chilli” Recipe (according to CookingLight)