Team JEGS chef Nicky Morse will lend his educated palate to the North Market’s
fifth annual Fiery Foods Festival, which takes place Saturday, Feb. 16, at the
famous 131-year-old Farmer's Market in downtown Columbus. The decorated chef and
star of the TV show "The Racing Chef" will judge the annual Customer Chili
Cook-off beginning at noon.
"I'm excited to see what people come up
with," said Morse, who usually spends his time preparing meals for members of
the JEGS Mail Order race team at various racetracks around the country. "The
North Market offers so many different kinds of meats, fresh vegetables, peppers,
and spices that the different varieties of chili someone could come up with are
"I'm going to grade them hard. For me, the meat has
to be just right. It has to be the right size and consistency. The way the
vegetables are cooked into the recipe is also very important. Of course, the
taste is a big deal. You need some heat in there but you don't want to overpower
the flavor. I wish everyone the best of luck."