This past Saturday, The Illinois State Championship Chili Cook Off took place at the Christian County Fair Grounds. Cooks from all over the Midwest came out to compete for the state championship, and a chance to qualify for the World Cook Off. Christine Toney, a cook from Saint Louis, has competitively cooked chili for many years. She’s so invested in her work, that she has written books about the craft of chili cooking.
Toney has already qualified for the World Cook Off in other categories, and she is thrilled that worlds is coming to her home town of Saint Louis this year.
Toney appeared as a guest live on News Talk WTIM on Saturday during the Chili Cook Off.