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Chile Pepper Nomenclature

Dave DeWitt Chile History, Chile Nomeclature Leave a Comment

By Dave DeWitt A great deal of discussion and controversy has erupted over the terminology of the Capsicum genus in English. There are hundreds if not thousands of common terms for the pods in languages from all over the world, so it is curious that the following ones have been debated with such passion. Ají. This word, from the Arawaks …

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Watch Your Back, Hatch—Pueblo Chiles Are Making a Move

Dave DeWitt Chile History, Chile Varieties, Historical Gardening 1 Comment

By Dave DeWitt They’ve got their own Growers’ Association. They have a festival of their own: The Chile & Frijoles Festival. They have their own supermarkets: Colorado Whole Foods Market locations dumped Hatch chiles and replaced them with Pueblo chiles. And governor John Hickenlooper has even designated the last Saturday of the Colorado State Fair as Pueblo Chile Day. History …

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Beef Jerky in a Food Dehydrator

Dave DeWitt Beef, Cooking with Chile Peppers, Game and Specialty Meats, Rubs, Sauces, and Marinades, U.S.A. Leave a Comment

If you have a food dehydrator, this is the easiest way we know to make great, spicy beef jerky. Ingredients 2 pounds beef round or flank steak, cut across the grain into very thin strips 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon liquid smoke 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 …

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The Pigs of the Sea

Dave DeWitt In the Kitchen with Chile Peppers, Sizzling Seafood Leave a Comment

By Dave DeWitt & Mike Stines From Thailand: Deep-Fried Curried Fish Patties and Thai Baked Stuffed Chile Peppers From Singapore: Singapore Fried Prawns with Dried Chile From Vietnam: Fish with Ginger Salsa From Borneo: Tangy Marinated Fish From Cambodia: Tantalizing Catfish The Mekong Catfish above is a good example of why some catfish and groupers are called “the pigs of …