I came across a new word while reading Newspaper - chow-wow. This context is a Cooking Fiesta workshop happening in the city.

Excerpt from the Newspaper:

. . . . . "Well, you'll just have to invite me over for dinner so I can check if you're as good as you claim to be!" piped chef Nikhil in jest, much in keeping with the chow-wow of the event.

What does chow-wow mean here?

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Chow-wow is not a real English word, but it is a portmanteau based on the words pow-wow and chow. UrbanDictionary says chow-wow is:

A meeting of the minds, business or casual, where food is served

A pow-wow is a "meeting or conference", and chow is an informal word for "food". So a chow-wow is a meeting at which there is food. This makes sense in your context--the speaker is talking about being invited over to taste someone's food, so it is a literal meeting at which eating is a big part.

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    As additional note, chow down is informally used to mean eat.
    – avpaderno
    Commented Aug 19, 2011 at 9:38

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