Just a quickie note because I’m deep into truffle world (which is going much better than yesterday, hooray!!): I’ll be participating in the Water Street Market Local Foods Chili Cookoff tomorrow, Saturday, from 1-3 at Water Street Market. I’m putting the finishing touches on my chili right now, and, well, why not just be straight about it? It’s ridiculously awesome, filled with amazing ingredients like homemade tempeh, homemade paprika, beer, chocolate, fresh chile paste, and more local ingredients than…well, let’s hope than the other chilies, so I will at least win the “most local ingredients” prize! There is also a people’s choice award, so come and vote for my chili and say hello to my freezing self (it’s outside, unheated, for 3 hours, what’s that about?). Or, if you prefer, you can just pray to have heaping coals poured on my heathen head. Either one is cool!