Did you know…. America’s first chili was supposedly created by a group of women who emigrated from the Spanish Canary Islands?
Chili became a popular dish during the Gold Rush of 1848. By compressing all the ingredients into a brick, dried chili cakes could be easily transported then turned back into a thick stew by dropping into boiling water.
Women were again responsible for the introduction of chili to the Midwest during the 1893 Chicago’s World Fair at the infamous San Antonio Chili Booth!
Be on the lookout for more Chili Babbles as the 2017 Hashbrown Chili Cook-Off & Carnival approaches on Saturday, February 25. In the meantime, reserve your ticket for unlimited chili and print-themed carnival games!