The world of the “Pope of Peppers” – Dave DeWitt, is hot, spicy, and filled with wacky trivia that those who worship peppers must know. Besides quizzes, resources, and many funny and informative factoids, there are also insights into Dave’s travels and his encounters with celebrities like Martha Stewart, Paul Prudhomme, Ted Nugent, Kinky Friedman, Bobby Flay, Joe Perry, Gary Collins, Bryant Gumbel, Mark Miller, Alice Cooper, and even Zubin Mehta. There are chapters of anecdotes about the various regions all over the world where chile is used and enjoyed.
The ‘Trinidad Scorpion’ and the ‘Bhut Jolokia the ghost pepper are the two hottest peppers in the world and Dave and Lois tell the amusing tales about them. People can’t get enough of hot and that is why Dave’s National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show has, for 24 years, been the greatest trade show in New Mexico.
The Chilehead Resources section has a Chile Chronology from 1493 to present. The Scoville Heat Scale is shown as well as the Pungency Values of Superhot Chiles.
This is the one book of chiles you need to get the facts. It is filled with laughs and sarcasm and that signature Dave DeWitt sense of curiosity and humor. Dave DeWitt has written more than 40 books on gardening, cuisine, recipes, barbecue, cooking, and chiles. He is an award-winning author and most recently tied with himself for First Place in the Cooking Category of the New Mexico Book Awards.
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