“The best turkey chili I have ever tasted”
The photo below is me volunteering at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. I worked at the finish line for the men’s and women’s bobsled and skeleton events. Basically, we helped the athletes get their equipment off the ice and to the scales to make sure they were within weigh limits.
I had a blast watching and participating in all the U.S. teams victories in the two and four person bobsled as well as the incredible gold metal won in the men’s skeleton. It was electrifying!
On another note, after being served chili and hot dogs every night for 11 days in the volunteer dining tent, I now know where they came up with the Games motto, “Light the Fire Within”.
A couple of years ago, a neighbor gave me my all time favorite chili recipe. She served it at a pre- Christmas party for some of the neighbors. It is suppose to be the actual recipe used for making famous Deer Valley Chili. It turned out not to be the exact recipe. I found this out from someone who used to work in the kitchens of Deer Valley contacted me by email and told me I was missing ingredient – coriander. It’s now in the recipe.
Deer Valley, host of the 2002 Olympic mogul, slalom, and freestyle aerial venues, was voted one of the top ski resorts in Ski Magazine. It is famous for its great service and incredible food. Their chili is one of their most celebrated dishes and I am happy to offer this version to you.