Cooking with Fresh Chile Peppers

Fiery Foods Manager Cooking with Chiles, General Leave a Comment

By Dave DeWitt, Nancy Gerlach and Jeff Gerlach; Photos by Harald Zoschke   Most chile lovers are familiar with New Mexican green chiles, which are the large (5″ to 10″), fleshy, mild chiles that are also called Anaheim chiles. (Anaheim is actually a variety of New Mexico chile, as are Sandia, Big Jim, etc.) These same green chiles are the …

Le Creuset Tagine

Moroccan Tagines

Fiery Foods Manager Africa Leave a Comment

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 …

Pickled Peppers in Market

Best of the Balkans

Dave DeWitt Europe Leave a Comment

Story and Photos by Sharon Hudgins Balkan food is some of the most complex in Europe. Although firmly rooted in simple peasant cooking, the foods eaten in the Balkans reflect a wide variety of influences over a long period of time: geography and history, ethnicity and religion, wars and invasions, and new ingredients brought from other parts of the world, …

Seven Hacks for Chile Gardeners

Dave DeWitt Other Stories About Growing Chile Peppers Leave a Comment

By Harald Zoschke, CHILI-BARBECUE.DE   Chile Hack # 1 Here’s an idea for an “el cheapo” mini-greenhouse for young pepper plants: Cut off the lower third of a large water bottle, poke a small hole in the bottom, insert soil and your small plant, and water it. Make a 5 cm vertical cut in the upper part so you can …

grated horseradish

Hungry for Horseradish

Mark Masker Other Spicy Ingredients Leave a Comment

Story and Photos by Sharon Hudgins Humble horseradish has become a hot seasoning among trendy cooks in America. But in the Old World it’s old hat—an ingredient that’s traditionally been used to spike up bland dishes long before Columbus brought the first chile pepper seeds back to Europe. Horseradish, both wild and cultivated, grows in many parts of the world. …