|Photography by David S. Holloway/ Everyday with Rachael Ray|
Rachael Ray: Hey, Candy, I'm a big fan of your reporting. I watch CNN every night, and am so excited to peek inside your fridge. I hear you're a vegetarian. How long has it been?
Candy Crowley: I was on the campaign trail covering George H.W. Bush and grabbed a bite to eat at a little restaurant down South. I ordered venison, but there was just something about how the meat looked. That was the last piece I ever put in my mouth. I've been vegetarian ever since.
RR: I hear you're the reigning champ of the annual CNN Chili Cook-Off. What's your secret?
CC: My chili's won the veggie division two years in a row. It's actually really easy to make! They're serious about the competition around here. I won bragging rights and trophies.
RR: Thanks for sharing the award-winning recipe here—I guess we got a real news scoop out of this interview!
The Chili recipe mentioned in the article is available on Rachael Ray's website.