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How to win an Alligator Chili Contest?

Posted in Florida by Ulf on December 10, 2008

Either you eat them or they will eat you. This is something we have not learned about the alligator, but it still gives a nice bridge to what we did after the Airboat ride in the Everglades: We were divided into four groups, each one with their own cooking and grilling station. Our task was to cook the best alligator chili of the world. But as “Too many cooks spoil the broth”, we would let our three chefs do their job:

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The other four of us, headed by a girl called Jennifer, prepared the table for the jury, and — what was even more impressing in the end — got a lot of accessories for our presentation. We obtained a large alligator-skin imitation, an alligator tail, alligator shoes (which unfortunately nobody noticed), a couple of large torches and an alligator mouth with real alligator teeth rip-offs (made from plastic knifes, plastic plates and some green wrapping paper):
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Our chefs were very good and the presentation went as it was planned. Therefore, our group won the contest. We were awarded with real alligator teeth on a necklace, possibly even from the alligator that went into our chili ;-).
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PS: Special thanks to Yannick for supplying me with his photos of this evening. I really appreciate it!

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  1. kueken said, on December 10, 2008 at 5:39 am

    :-D Spinner ;-)

  2. Yannick said, on December 11, 2008 at 12:58 am

    You’re welcome :) Nice blog!


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