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The Complete Chile Pepper Book: A Gardener's Guide to Choosing, Growing, Preserving, and Cooking
The Complete Chile Pepper Book offers everything you need to know to plan and cultivate a garden full of chile peppers, then details how to best preserve, cook, and enjoy the heat.
ebook, 337 pages
Published September 16th 2009 by Timber Press (OR)
(first published September 1st 2009)
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Sep 27, 2010 Julie Hedlund rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Everything you ever wanted to know about chile peppers coupled with sumptuous photography. First, you learn about the top 100 (yes, you read that number correctly) peppers to grow in the garden. Next up is the proper cultivation, from hydroponic, to in the ground, to containers, for the various types of peppers. Finally - gloriously - come the recipes. Here is where the book really shines. Not only are there the expected recipes for using peppers in foods, but there are also recipes for canning, ...more
Nov 04, 2009 AJ rated it liked it · review of another edition
This book is awesome and I want a copy of it for myself. It covers pretty much everything to do with peppers - how to choose which ones to plant, how to care for them, how to harvest them, and the best recipes and preservation methods for dealing with your crop. It even tells you how to make chile pepper bonsai, how cool is that?
I found the kindle version of this book for 2 dollars and had low expectations but thought maybe it would have some fun info here and there. I was wrong. This book is not just some pretty coffee table bs. It is full of information on everything about peppers from different grow methods to drying, smoking, and a botanical overview plus tons of recipes.
The most complete reference on the subject I have found. Most books purporting to be all about these peppers are nothing but a front for recipes. This work still has those, but also contains seemingly more reference detail than all the other books on the subject I have ever read combined...
The New York Times calls this author "The Pope of Peppers" and TV viewers recognize Dave DeWitt as the ever-affable chile pepper expert and organizer of Albuquerque's huge annual National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show. Dave is also the author of more than 40 food related books, including the best-selling "The Complete Chile Pepper Book," "The Southwest Table," and the forthcoming "Growing Medical ...moreMore about Dave DeWitt...