Pepper producer from China's westernmost region of Xinjiang, adding local flair through traditional costume - and internationality by offering Pasilla peppers

China and the World – of Chile Peppers

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By Gerald Schmidt At left: Bigger definitely is better – another company presented peppers grown from its (hybrid) seed in these impressive rows. Chinese tomatoes in Italian pasta sauces, Chinese peppers on the Mexican market—the whole world is connected, and it seems that China is at the center of it all. Coming out of more than a century in which …

Nancy and Jeff Move to Mexico: Part Two, Feliz Navidad!

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by Nancy Gerlach Feliz Navidad! It hardly seems possible that another holiday season is upon us, but it is. I’ve got to admit it’s hard to get into the spirit without cold temperatures and some snow, but here in Mexico the weather is like Christmas in Southern California. The Mexicans, however, are in the Christmas spirit. Around the first of …

Nancy’s Fiery Fare: Tropic-Q


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by Nancy Gerlach, Food Editor Emeritus Recipes in this Issue: Mayan Achiote-Marinated Chicken Cooked in Banana Leaves and Served with Pickled Red Onions Cebollas Encuridas (Pickled Red Onions) Cuban Habanero-Spiced Black Beans Jamaican Jerk Pork Tandoori Murg (Chicken Tandoori-Style) Garam Masala Mint Raita Satay Daging (Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce) Sambal Kacang (Spicy Peanut Sauce) Since I now live …

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A Chile Lover’s “Mexican Thanksgiving”

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by Nancy Gerlach, Fiery Foods and Barbecue Central Food Editor Emeritus Recipes Mole Poblano de Guajolote (Turkey in Chocolate Chile Sauce) Mole Poblano Enchiladas Puebla Rice Pilaf Ensaladade Espinaca con Nopalitos Sopa de Lima (Lime Soup with Tortilla Strips and Chile) During the Thanksgiving holiday season, it’s the time of year that if turkeys were smart, they’d head for the …

Los Cabos: Where Land Ends and Fire Begins

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Cabo means “cape” in Spanish, and it is part of the name given to two cities at the end of the Baja California peninsula, separated by 20 miles of beaches and resorts. Cabo San Lucas is referred to as Cabo, whereas San Jose del Cabo is referred to as San Jose. Cabo is the one most tourists and people think of; …