Get acquainted with one of the most distinctive flavors the chile world has to offer: the fruity, hot habanero. This die-cut little book offers approximately thirty recipes, from the basics (Essential Habanero Hot Sauce) to the unexpected (Creole Peanut Soup-a West African-influenced treat with habaneros, peanut butter, tomatoes, and coconut milk). There's legend and lore about the colorful history of these peppers (a West Indies folktale describes how a mother inadvertently killed her children by using too much habanero in her broth!), and thorough listings of mail-order sources. As chock-full of inspiration as a well-stocked pantry, The Pepper Pantry: Habaneros is perfect for either beginning cooks or die-hard chile aficionados.
NANCY GERLACH is a licensed dietician and writer. She and Dave DeWitt have coauthored eight books on chile peppers. Both live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dave Dewitt is an internationally known chile pepper expert and the author of more than fifteen books about chiles. The founder of the National Fiery Foods Show, Dave is the editor and publisher of Fiery Foods magazine.