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Little Book of Chillies
The Little Book of Chillies makes a great gift for any chilli lover. The A5 size 76 page guide is packed with hot chilli information, chilli guides and includes a great growing guide for gardeners. Lots of beautiful chilli photos including 12 full page photos.
Includes sections on:
History of Chillies
How to Grow Chillies
Chilli Plant Problems
World's Hottest Pots
Story of the World's Hottest Chilli
Chillies and Health
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How to be a Chilli Head: Inside the Red-Hot World of the Chilli Cult
Welcome to the world of the chilli cult. All over the globe, people are getting together to grow chilli, taste chilli and make sauce hot enough to blow their heads off. Competition among chilli -growers is fierce, and tall tales of dastardly deeds abound.
This sizzling-hot book is your essential guide to the chilli world, with inside information on where to find the tastiest varieties, where to eat the best chilli -packed street food, and the race to produce the hottest chilli ever known. Find out the secrets of chilli science - why a slug of water won't help when your mouth's on fire, what effect eating a super-hot chilli has on your body, and how do you measure how hot a chilli is?
If you want to grow your own chilli, this book contains a wealth of foolproof cultivation tips, and, of course, there's a delicious selection of chilli recipes to make with your first harvest. Packed with features, facts and fun, How to Be a Chilli Head is the perfect gift for the chilli obsessive in your life. Word count: 20,000
Chilli Britain: A Hot and Fruity Adventure
Do you insist on hot chilli sauce with every meal? If you like chilli plants, sauce, chocolate, recipes and a good bit of suffering, you'll love this laugh out loud travel tale
Award winning author Gideon Burrows thought he liked it hot... until he met these guys.
Determined that his treasured Habanero chilli plant would actually fruit this year, and that his hot chilli sauce wouldn't turn out all vinegary yet again, he set off in search of expert advice, hoping to enjoy a little heat on the way.
What he discovered was a burgeoning community of British chilli enthusiasts: home growers, farmers, hidden kitchen producers, industrial factories, chilli sellers, sauce makers, festivals, chilli eating competitions and chilli-head extreme eaters.
On his journey, Gideon meets some of the chilli scene's most knowledgable, obsessed and frequently crazy characters. For them, the fiery fruits are not just an ingredient.
The perfect Christmas present for the hot foods fan in your life. Paperback £11.99
Chilli Notes by Thomasina Miers
'An exhilarating compendium of ways to use chilli in your cooking.' Guardian
'There's so much more to chillies than fiery heat and this book proves it with its collection of imaginative recipes.' Good Food
"Most people think about chillies in terms of heat and their capacity to blow one's head off. I think about how they can delicately pep up a pile of silky aubergines, perhaps already spiced with cardamom, cinnamon and faint dusting of cumin; how dark, tobacco-flavoured chillies can add deep mysterious tones to molten chocolate, how smoky chillies can add body to slow cooked, unctuous stews and how smoked, sweet peppers can add a note of earthiness to eggs, grilled flatbreads and sautéed greens."
Chillies can add excitement to the simplest, most frugal ingredients. Chilli Notes is full of recipes that excite and tantalise, comfort and warm. Forget food that is simply there to knock you for six, this book aims to seduce the reader with the power of this humble fruit, even those who profess to loathe the slow burn. Chilli Notes is packed with dishes that you can pull together on a weekday night with ingredients you have lying around. Without long lists of exotic ingredients to stand in your way, Chilli Notes will show you how the chilli can be your exotic bedfellow to add a wonderful, unusual note to your home-cooked family food.
Wahaca, Mexican Food at Home by Thomasina Miers
'Thomasina Miers is bringing a large slice of genuine Mexico to the mainstream' Independent
Eat your way around the markets of Mexico with this collection of over 130 mind-blowing recipes from Thomasina Miers, co-founder of the award-winning Wahaca restaurants.
Inspired by the flavours of Mexico but using ingredients easily found in Britain, Wahaca - Mexican Food at Home is all about cooking authentic Mexican food in your own kitchen. Mexican cooking is fresh, colourful and full of flavour, with breakfasts to get you through the day, hearty dinners, sensational puddings, and zingy cocktails. Follow Tommi on her trip through the markets, cantinas and fiestas of Mexico to discover recipes bursting with flavour you'll want to eat and share.
RHS Red Hot Chilli Grower
From 'Hungarian Hot Wax' to 'Red Savina', and 'Scotch Bonnet' to 'Elephant's Trunk', chillies come in dozens of shapes, colours and degrees of spiciness - from sweet and succulent to blow-your-head-off hot.
RHS Red Hot Chilli Grower provides everything you need to grow your own chillies from scratch, with step-by-step instructions for sowing seeds, caring for the plants, harvesting the fruit and troubleshooting common problems. Chilli-lovers will also find plenty of background information, such as a short history of the chilli and a guide to Scoville heat units (the official measurement of spicy heat), as well as tasty tips for enjoying the fruits of your work.
Packed with charts, checklists, photographs and illustrations, this is the perfect guide to the world of grow-your-own chillies.
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