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Malibu Art Barn Owner Wins Chili Cook-Off

Attendees at the Malibu Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off selected the chili of Peter Tulaney, a Pepperdine University graduate who has been practicing Marriage and Family Therapy for years in Malibu.

Two days before winning the title of the most popular chili at the Malibu Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off, Peter Tulaney was slaving over the secret ingredient to his recipe: pulled pork.

"Most people said they really liked the smokey flavor," Tulaney said of his entry at the two-day competition. A five-judge panel selected the winner based on whose concoction is sampled the most by event attendees.

His ingredients were a little unorthodox. Tulaney braised the pulled pork with Dr. Pepper, making for a fusion of the spicy chilies and the sweet pork.

Tulaney, who is part of a three-man group with ties to the Malibu Rugby Team, said he considers the victory a team effort. Tulaney served as the rugby coach at and is captain of the newly formed Malibu Men’s Rugby Club.

"We all kind of won together," Tulaney said.

This is the second time Tulaney has won the title of best chili at the festival and carnival, and the seventh year he has competed.

Tulaney, who owns the Malibu Art Barn at the Malibu Lumber Yard, graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master’s of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology. He practices Marriage and Family Therapy at the .

Learn more about the Malibu Art Barn at malibuartbarn.com.

J. Flo September 04, 2012 at 09:31 PM
God, that's horrific. Thank you for posting that photo and speaking out. People just don't see the cruelty. How about a reward for the most HUMANE chilli? This isn't it! Dog, pig, cow, cat = all the same, I agree. We can do better -
Jack Carrier September 05, 2012 at 04:31 AM
If you are going to censor and delete the documentary photo of real Pig slaughter house conditions - please be fair and delete the cartoon belittling life that mocks the imminent torture and killing of a Pig that you are allowing to be posted... Thank You Very Much!
Alessandra DeClario September 05, 2012 at 06:29 AM
Well as a veggie and animal activist I agree.. Next year how about a big compition for veggie chili Altho right now I can't have chii! But to Peter - yea to you and the guys - 2 years in a row now!!! Think up some sort of flavor for a winning veggie chili! See what you can come up with next year!
Zuma Skipper September 05, 2012 at 06:57 AM
Actually I have had both types (veggie and non-veggie) and there are some really good veggie chili recipes. I get the animal rights stuff but really, look around your house, closet, car (leather) and see if you can say that no animals were harmed in the manufacturing of whatever it is you own/wear/drive.
Alessandra DeClario September 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM
No leather in this house/closet or on any of the people/animals. The car has no leather either. I do my best to not use or wear anything made with animal products and I read labels. But everyday we breathe the air... lots of creatures there! We walk the earth - lot's of creatures there too! I have a special cup reserved for spiders - to bring them outside... but I smished a few during the transaction sometimes!! - Thoughts are very powerful and my thoughts realize that all creatures are worthy of respect. All one can do is their best. Yes there are some good veggie chili recipes.

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