Cook on

Spice up your life.
Spice up your life.
If you’ve been feeling a bit chilly of late thanks to this rude winter awakening, for one day only, you can defrost your frozen cockles with some… chili.

The expat-organized Annual Buenos Aires Chili Cookoff is now in its third year and this charity event – set to benefit SACS, which provides school kit to children in need – conveniently takes place on Father’s Day next Sunday.

The idea is this: around 20 cooks – Argentines and foreigners – bring their finest chili to the table, and compete to take home the glorious Cookoff champion title. In the meantime, a discerning panel of judges (of which I am one, so come by and say hi!) will determine the judges’ favourite – we will be trying every last spicy morsel: it’s in the rules.

Meanwhile, chili fans, the hungry, dads, Herald readers, can snap up 10-peso tickets to purchase a small bowl of chili or seven – it’s your choice – inadvertently casting their votes for the People’s Choice award while giving money to a great cause. Everyone’s a winner.

At the time of writing, there are still a few spaces left for cooks and judges so make haste, and email organizer Frank Almeida at

Pagana Club
Vicente López 2134
June 16, from 2pm

Published in the Buenos Aires Herald on June 9, 2013.

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