Chilli peppers are hot - in every sense of the word. They add culinary fire to thousands of dishes from a variety of cuisines and inspire near-fanatical devotion in those who have succumbed to their incendiary charms. In this comprehensive book, world chilli experts Dave DeWitt and Paul W.Bosland have assembled all the information that anyone with an interest in chilli peppers could ever hope to find. Detailed profiles of the 100 most popular chile varieties include information on how to grow chillis; how to diagnose and remedy problems, pests, and diseases; and post-harvest processing and preservation. The book culminates in 85 mouth-watering recipes that make brilliant use of both the characteristic heat of chilli peppers and of their more subtle flavour qualities.
Want to know what the hottest chilli pepper in the world is? You'll find it in the fascinating story of 'Bhut Jolokia', acknowledged by Guinness World Records as the fieriest chilli on earth. Confused about the identity of those chilli peppers you bought? The authors' clear photographs and precise descriptions will clear up the mystery.