The Complete Chile Pepper Book: A Gardener's Guide to Choosing, Growing, Preserving, and Cooking

The Complete Chile Pepper Book: A Gardener's Guide to Choosing, Growing, Preserving, and Cooking

by Dave DeWitt, Paul W. Bosland
     
 

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"In this stunningly comprehensive book, world chile experts Dave DeWitt and Paul W. Bosland have assembled all the information that anyone with an interest in chile peppers - whether food enthusiast, vegetable gardener, amateur or professional cook, or capsicum addict - could ever hope to find." "Among the book's highlights are detailed profiles of the 100 most

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"In this stunningly comprehensive book, world chile experts Dave DeWitt and Paul W. Bosland have assembled all the information that anyone with an interest in chile peppers - whether food enthusiast, vegetable gardener, amateur or professional cook, or capsicum addict - could ever hope to find." "Among the book's highlights are detailed profiles of the 100 most popular chile varieties: information on how to grow chiles (including comparisons of traditional versus organic techniques and hydroponics); how to diagnose and remedy problems, pests, and diseases; and post-harvest processing and preservation. The book culminates in eighty-five mouth-watering recipes that make brilliant use of both the characteristic heat of chile peppers and of their more subtle flavor qualities." Want to know what the hottest chile pepper in the world is? You'll find it in the fascinating story of 'Bhut Jolokia', acknowledged by Guinness World Records as the fieriest chile on earth. Confused about the identity of those chile peppers you bought? Clear photographs and precise descriptions will clear up the mystery. Worried about why your chile pepper plants failed to prosper? You'll learn all the tricks to growing healthy, productive crops. Forget your other vegetable books - The Complete Chile Pepper Book is the only guide you'll ever need. It's a scorcher.

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Library Journal
While the world might not need another book on chili peppers, this one is a great addition to the existing choices. Coauthors of The Pepper Garden, DeWitt (owner, Sunbelt Shows; The Chile Pepper Encyclopedia) and Bosland (horticulture, New Mexico State Univ.), discoverer of the world's hottest chili pepper, have compiled an informative and visually appealing resource for all your chili pepper needs. Featuring a plethora of vibrant color photographs and illustrations, this well-written book covers the history, varieties, cultivation, and preserving of chili peppers. Seventy-five pages of recipes such as Dante's Martini from Hell as well as main dishes and even desserts add to the appeal. VERDICT This is a nicely done work that will fit well within any culinary or gardening collection and will appeal to both the novice and the expert gardener. Recommended.—Lisa A. Ennis, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham Lib.
Sunset's "Fresh Dirt" blog
"This book will be the standard reference on chile peppers for a long time to come. I give it my three-chile rating, which translates as hot-hot-hot."
LibraryThing
"This is the most comprehensive chile pepper book I've seen."
Austin Chronicle
"If one must only have one book on chiles, this should be it."
Chicago Tribune
“A narrow topic, you say? Not with the 100 top varieties covered and 85 convincing reasons for embracing more than just our beloved jalapenos and serranos.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604695809
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/22/2014
Edition description:
New
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
275,347
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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