By Dave DeWitt A great deal of discussion and controversy has erupted over the terminology of the Capsicum genus in English. There are hundreds if not thousands of common terms for the pods in languages from all over the world, so it is curious that the following ones have been debated with such passion. Ají. This word, from the Arawaks …
The “True Chili Capsicum”
By Joseph Paxton Editor’s Note: Sir Joseph Paxton (1803–1865) was an English gardener, architect, and Member of Parliament, best known for designing The Crystal Palace. Paxton began publishing a monthly magazine, Magazine of Botany in 1834. In 1838, when Capsicum nomenclature was still in its infancy, Paxton wrote about a new chile pepper species that was called Capsicum ustulatum. “Ustulatum” …
How to Make Spicy Indian Lamb Kebabs
Indian Lamb Kebabs Recipe. Modern Indian cuisine expert Manju Malhi shows here how to make her delicious Lamb Kebabs. These melt in the mouth kebabs are made with finely ground mince, and a perfect blend of spices and chillis. These are great on the grill at home, or on a barbecue.
Chiles Around the World, 1889
This seems to be one of the few historical worldwide surveys of chiles and their consumption globally. It is interesting for several reasons. First, it is the first debunking of the notion that chile seeds are hot that I have ever found; second, it reports on adulterated cayenne, a problem in India, England, and the U.S. for centuries; and third, …
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