PEOPLE'S 40 Greatest Recipes

In honor of our fortieth anniversary, we've chosen our tastiest and most iconic dishes from the last four decades

November 5, 1974

C.V. Wood Jr.'s World
Championship Chili

Would you have guessed that the first recipe to run in PEOPLE would be for chili? C.V. Wood Jr. might not be a name you recognize now, but he was the winner of the International Chili Society's cook-off in 1974.