Brazilian Malagueta and Bird Chiles

Molho Apimentado (Malagueta Hot Sauce)

Mark Masker Cooking with Chiles at the Holidays, Recipes Leave a Comment

Latin America is well known for it’s spicy, hot, flavorful foods. However let it be known that their cuisine does not acquire its famous flavor without a little help from a friend, namely the hot sauce, known in this case as Molho Apimentado. Malagueta peppers rank hot on the list of peppers and this sauce, as most hot sauces, can be used like the American version of gravy, on any dish be it turkey, rice, kale or stuffing. The hot sauce brings the different flavors of the meal together with one cohesive taste and many textures to give Latin American food lovers the taste they’ve been waiting for.

Jamaican Chiles, Rev. John Lindsay, 1767

When Hot Sauce is a Cure: Mandram and Asher Sauce

Dave DeWitt Chiles and Health Leave a Comment

Many folk remedies are made with chile peppers, as I detailed with two coauthors in The Healing Powers of Peppers (Three Rivers Pres, 1998). We discovered chile peppers being used in infusions, syrups, teas, tinctures, liniments, ointments, poultices, salves, and oils. Perhaps the most unusual treatments were two hot sauces, one to improve the appetite and the other to combat …

Christmas Kitties

Top Ten Chilehead Gifts for 2009

Dave DeWitt U.S.A. Leave a Comment

By Dave DeWitt Okay, it’s time to pick my Top Ten Chilehead Christmas Gifts for 2009, a SuperSite feature that I just thought up.  But it’s not too late!  So fire up your credit/debit card or PayPal and get shopping! Just click on the image. (They’re in no particular order.) Obviously I’m just a little bit prejudiced, but I’m telling …