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The Mexican Green Gold… and It Isn’t Cannabis

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By José C. Marmolejo Mexico has been exporting avocados since 1980 but not due north. Europe was its first international destination and 10 years later Japan and Canada became hooked on this wonderful Mexican fruit. It only took 27 years for Mexican avocado exports to break into every state in the U.S. market year-round. During the last 10 years, Mexico …

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A Chile Pepper Museum in Europe’s Headquarters of Heat

Dave DeWitt Chile History, Chile Pepper Museum, Chilehead Stuff, Europe, Food Travel Leave a Comment

Story and Photos by Harald Zoschke Calabria is not only the southernmost tip of the Italian boot, it is also one of the hotbeds of European chile pepper culture. So it’s no wonder that — besides plenty of traditional “hot” dishes and products — a highly popular chile pepper festival and even a museum dedicated solely to the hot pods …

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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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Moroccan Tagines

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by Nancy Gerlach Photos by Norman Johnson; Styling by Denice Skrepcinski Tagines or tajines are wonderfully aromatic North African stews that combine meats, poultry, chicken, or fish with fruits, vegetables and a large variety of spices. The centerpiece of Moroccan meals, there are literally hundreds of traditional tagines as well as many regional variations. Tagine refers to both the stew …