Get acquainted with one of the most distinctive flavors the chile world has to offer: the fruity, hot habanero. This die-cut little book offers approximately thirty recipes, from the basics (Essential Habanero Hot Sauce) to the unexpected (Creole Peanut Soup-a West African-influenced treat with habaneros, peanut butter, tomatoes, and coconut milk). There's legend and lore about the colorful history of these peppers (a West Indies folktale describes how a mother inadvertently killed her children by using too much habanero in her broth ), and thorough listings of mail-order sources. As chock-full of inspiration as a well-stocked pantry, The Pepper Pantry: Habaneros is perfect for either beginning cooks or die-hard chile aficionados.
About the Author
Dave DeWitt has written or coauthored more than thirty books on peppers and has edited two magazines on the subject. Chair of the board of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Dave is an adjunct associate professor at New Mexico State University. His media company, Sunbelt Shows, Inc., produces the annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show.
NANCY GERLACH is the food editor of "Fiery-Foods & BBQ". She was the founding editor of "Chile Pepper" magazine and has written for "Travel & Leisure, Eating Well", and the "New York Daily News".