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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The Complete Chile Pepper Book: A Gardener's Guide to Choosing, Growing, Preserving, and Cooking by Dave DeWitt, Paul W. Bosland

The Complete Chile Pepper Book offers everything you need to know to plan and cultivate a garden full of chile peppers, then details how to best preserve, cook, and enjoy the heat.

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ISBN-13: 9781604695809
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/22/2014
Edition description: New
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 502,242
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dave DeWitt has written or coauthored more than thirty books on peppers and has edited two magazines on the subject. Chair of the board of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, DeWitt is an adjunct associate professor at New Mexico State University. His media company, Sunbelt Shows, Inc., produces the annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show.


Paul W. Bosland leads the chile pepper breeding and genetic research program at NMSU, directs the university’s Chile Pepper Institute, and serves as chairman of the annual New Mexico Chile Conference. He has released more than forty cultivated varieties, including a a habanero chile, ‘NuMex Suave,’ which retains the unique habanero flavors without the heat. He also discovered ‘Trinidad Scorpion,’ the first chile pepper to exceed 2 million Scoville heat units.

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The Complete Chile Pepper Book: A Gardener's Guide to Choosing, Growing, Preserving, and Cooking 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Gizmonic More than 1 year ago
My wife got me this book as a gift. She did not go wrong. I am a chili-head, and I know (or at least thought I knew) a lot about chili peppers. I apparently didn't know the half of it. This book is amazingly full of details and information. Besides just a list of the general varieties and habitats, it gives detailed instructions for cultivating, including spotting and treating diseases that could hurt your plant. One could nearly become a full fledged pepper farmer on this book alone. It also lists a few recipes and even canning instructions. If you are someone who loves chili peppers, this book is an absolute must have. Even if you never own a chili farm, and don't even have a plant in a back yard garden, this book is still chock full of interesting and useful information. You can't go wrong with this book, either for yourself or as a gift for any chili-loving loved one.
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YAY More than 1 year ago
This book is great for high quality information about growing your own peppers, and how to use your peppers once they are ripe. I really suggest buying this book if you want to learn to grow peppers.
SqueakyChu More than 1 year ago
This is the most comprehensive chile pepper book I've seen. It caught my favor right away because it had a picture and description of the malagueta pepper, a small chile pepper that grows wild in Brazil and a species which a friend of ours gathered and brought to us as a present from his country. It was fun to find this chile pepper in the pages of my book! Since I've always loved to grow a variety of hot peppers in my garden, I truly love the comprehensive advice in the gardening section. I can't guarantee I'll use all the advice, but I'll sure check back to see what I've been doing wrong with my pepper plants in the past. There is a section that has diseases and pests, which I hope only to see in the book and never on my plants. The pictures are fabulous. One section of the book names the top 100 chile peppers for the garden. It's very easy to identify the different species of chile peppers from those large, clear, and colorful photographs. For any food connoisseur, you'll be delighted to know that there are about 100 pages of mouth-watering recipes, each with a huge photograph to show you what it is you'll be making. The flavor, I'm afraid, you'll have to taste yourself. At the back of the book is an extensive bibliography, glossary and list of resources. I can't imagine any chile pepper lover who would not be able to find the answer to his question about this spicy vegetable in this book or be directed from it to the appropriate resource. There are only two quite minor things I did not like about this book. One was that the type seemed a bit small. That may be my aging eyes, though. The other thing was that I received my copy of this book in November - just as the last of my chile pepper plants died off from the cold. Now I'll have to wait until the spring to do more chile pepper gardening as I don't have anywhere to grow these plants inside my house.