I’ve been known to work for beer. That was the principal form of payment back in the days when equally-broke friends needed someone with a strong back, weak mind and a truck to move furniture. My back isn’t what it was, but little else has changed since we bought Inn on Main Street 12 years ago.
So I couldn’t resist entering a cook off this Friday at Maggie B’s Wine and Specialty Store, our favorite gourmet shop here in Weaverville. They are hosting the Nantahala Beer Tasting and Chili Competition from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. I was tempted to cook up some tofu chili, but figured the name alone would turn off the judges. I won’t say what I’m making, but it should be a more universally appealing recipe.
Oh yeah. First prize is four growlers (take-home bottles of draft beer) from Nantahala Brewing Co.
We do a lot of cooking at our bed and breakfast. I like to think we got good at it. Let’s see what the judges say. If I place, I’ll post my recipe.