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
you that this is my best book ever and you can’t go wrong
by giving it! Five Stars from Amazon! Only $29.95.
|This is a complete hot sauce kit for making your
own varieties of hot sauces using pepper mash,
fresh picked peppers and exotic dried peppers.
$29.95 from Leeners.com
|You will you get authentic corn husks, tamale
masa mix, a bag of dry chile peppers, a 12 qt.
tamale steamer aluminum good to make up to
3 dozen tamales, and the easy to use Tamale
Masa Spreader. Tamale Kit from MexGrocer.com
|Tajin snack and fruit powder seasoning made
of ground chile peppers, salt, and dehydrated
lime juice. Excellent for pizzas, fruit, and vegetables.
Just $2.85! Another great gift from MexGrocer.com
Chile Christmas Tree Lights: Red/Green Light Strings
Ristra Wreath With Red Bow And Flowers for a hot
|The new, 37th album from noted chilehead Jimmy Buffett.
Has 12 great new songs and guest artists include Sonny
Landreth and Steve Lightnin’ Malcolm. Also includes a
24-page booklet. $7.99 from Amazon.com
|Spice up your wardrobe with the Chile Pepper Shirt. Made
from 100% cotton, its colorful peppers stand out against
the rich black background. $36.95 from CosmicChile.com
|Holy Jolokia Hot Sauce. A portion of bottle sales helps
fund research and education at the Chile Pepper Institute–
where spiciness is a religion. The heat of this sauce comes
from the ‘Bhut Jolokia’. $10 from CaJohn’s Fiery Foods.
|These Holiday-wrapped Chile Dusted Pecans are lightly
sprinkled with mild New Mexico Red Chile. Habit forming
to say the least, these savory tidbits are perfect Holiday
gifts or snacks! $10.95 from Stahmann Farms in N.M.