Every once in a while you come across a book that you just have to read. For me, this is one of those books… My two biggest hobbies are gardening and cooking, and peppers are vital to both.
In my garden I have grown many varieties of peppers (some with greater success than others), but after reading the extensive gallery of fresh peppers in this book, I realize that I have just scratched the surface of what I could be planting! There is a section on growing peppers,whether from seed or from started plants, outdoors and indoors that I am sure will benefit my own garden. Also included is a list of sources to get some of these rarer seeds! I am really looking forward to next years garden!
As a cook, I really like the gallery of dried peppers. With pictures, descriptions and notes on flavor, this will take a lot of guesswork out of my next visit to my local Mexican market! Every fall our local market offers huge bins of freshly dried peppers that smell wonderful, but until now,I have to guess which ones will suit the dish that I am making.
There are recipes here to last me the winter with sauces, side dishes and main dishes as well as how to dry or roast peppers. The first recipe that I will be trying will be “Slab Bacon in Hibuscus Hot Pepper Adobo with Chocolate” Wow….Time to get cooking!
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