Tue, Sep 15 | Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehous

Dave DeWitt Chile Peppers: A Global History

New Mexico's most revered pepper within the context of a history of Chile Peppers around the world!
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Dave DeWitt Chile Peppers: A Global History

Date, Time & Location

Sep 15, 2020, 6:00 PM MDT
Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehous, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM, USA

About the Event

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For more than ten thousand years, humans have been fascinated by a seemingly innocuous plant with bright-colored fruits that bite back when bitten. Ancient New World cultures from Mexico to South America combined these pungent pods with every conceivable meat and vegetable, as evident from archaeological finds, Indian artifacts, botanical observations, and studies of the cooking methods of the modern descendants of the Incas, Mayas, and Aztecs. In Chile Peppers: A Global History, Dave DeWitt, a world expert on chiles, travels from New Mexico across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia chronicling the history, mystery, and mythology of chiles around the world and their abundant uses in seventy mouth-tingling recipes.

About Dave DeWitt:

Dave DeWitt is a food historian and one of the foremost authorities in the world on chile peppers, spices, and spicy foods. He has published more than fifty books, including Precious Cargo: How Foods from the Americas Changed the World, which won the IACP Award for Best Culinary History. DeWitt is also the producer of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as the founder of the Scovie Awards, which recognize the best fiery foods and barbecue products in the world.

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