Chile Peppers

Dave DeWitt

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Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826361806
Cover type: Paperback
Publish date: 9/15/2020

For more than ten thousand years, humans have been fascinated by a seemingly innocuous plant with bright-colored fruits that bite back when bitten. Ancient New World cultures from Mexico to South America combined these pungent pods with every conceivable meat and vegetable, as evident from archaeological finds, Indian artifacts, botanical observations, and studies of the cooking methods of the modern descendants of the Incas, Mayas, and Aztecs.

In Chile Peppers: A Global History, Dave DeWitt, a world expert on chiles, travels from New Mexico across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia chronicling the history, mystery, and mythology of chiles around the world and their abundant uses in seventy mouth-tingling recipes.

Bernard Radfar is the author of Insincerely Yours: Letters from a Prankster and Mecca Pimp: A Novel of Love and Human Trafficking. He lives in Los Angeles.

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