Winter Shrimp Festival

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By Mike Stines, Barbecue Editor It’s winter, and time for comfort foods. Although casseroles and slow-cooked food are always a good choice, shrimp are very versatile and easy to prepare, making them ideal for a somewhat elegant dinner.   With this compilation, the globe is covered; from Asia for Chinese Stir-Fry Shrimp with Asparagus and Chile-Garlic Sauce to New Orleans …

true jamaican scotch bonnet field

Pepper Profile: Scotch Bonnet

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[From Jamaican Food, by B.W Higman. Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2008. Used by permission.] Bonnet pepper, named for its tam-o’-shanter shape and commonly known by the middle of the nineteenth century as Scotch bonnet, was eventually recognized as a distinct species, C. chinense. It is close related to the bird pepper, but is distinguished by the characteristic …

Another Jonah pod

The Rare Trinidad 7 Pot Superhot Chile

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By Jim Duffy I am writing here about the rare and elusive “Trinidad 7 Pot” or “7 Pod” chile simply because nobody else has! My name is Jim Duffy of Refining Fire Chiles and I am a certified chilehead. I grow chiles both hydroponically and in pots, and I strive to grow the rarest and the hottest. My passion for …

Jamaican Steel Drummers

Authentic Jamaican Jerk

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Story and Location Photos by Jessica McCurdy Crooks; Food Photo by Norman Johnson Recipes Jerk Rub/Seasoning Jerk Sauce Jamaican Jerk Pork For the Grill Jess’ Super Hot Jerk Chicken Vegetarian Jerk Tofu Driving along the winding roads of Jamaica, the tantalizing aromas of grilling chicken, pork and fish permeate the air.  Dotting the roadsides are makeshift cook shops and sheds, …

Mature Fatalii Pod

Pepper Profile: Fatalii

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By Dave DeWitt Fiery Foods & BBQ Recommendations Chile Pepper Bedding Plants… over 500 varieties from Cross Country Nurseries, shipping April to early June. Fresh pods ship September and early October. Go here Chile Pepper Seeds… from all over the world from the Chile Pepper Institute. Go here Photos by Harald Zoschke The Plant Like the Habanero, Scotch Bonnet and Red …