101 Chilies to Try Before You Die


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Firefly Books
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4.4 X 0.9 X 7.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

David Floyd has been making and selling chili pepper products for over 20 years. His website, the Chile Foundry (www.chilefoundry.co.uk), supplies thousands of people in the UK and Europe with chilies and chili-related products.


Even if you've been an avid chilihead for many years, I suspect that you will find 101 Chilies to Try Before You Die an interesting and informative read.--Christopher Rice"Piquant Pods Blog" (07/28/2016)
The gorgeous photography and clear, concise descriptions and how-to-use tips make David Floyd's smart guide 101 Chilies to Try Before You Die an essential in any cook's kitchen.--Riley Cardoza"Good Houskeeping" (11/23/2016)
101 Chilies is attractively produced. Each pepper is illustrated in a luminous full-page photograph and each is profiled in rewarding detail (including growing information and culinary features). The peppers are arranged by category: sweet and mild (such as apricot habanero), warm (such as Serrano), hot (such as our hard-to-germinate native pequin) and very hot (such as habalokia). There is also a list of pepper-seed and plug suppliers.-- (11/02/2016)
This book is of interest to anybody growing chilies and in having colorful and visually interesting vegetables in his or her garden-no matter how big or small. The book itself makes a handy reference work and certainly a good gift for anybody interested in gardening.-- (11/01/2016)
Filled with facts about chilies that span the Scoville scale, it's not just for heat seekers and chile heads, though I imagine it would be a welcome addition to their library. The book begins with an introduction by the author that includes a listing of common chili species, a list of wild chilies, and some key terms to lend a little insight to your journey into this amazing diverse horticultural world. Beginning with sweet and mild and concluding with superhot, the bulk of this book devotes a double-page spread to each of the 101 featured chili peppers. Each chili pepper listed in the book has a photograph, Scoville Rating, species, pod description, growing info, and at least one suggested seed supplier. Some also list alternate names and uses for that variety... Whether you're on a mission to find the hottest chili pepper around or just enjoy having a little useful knowledge at your fingertips, this small book is a large fount of information.-- (07/08/2016)
(starred review) Floyd follows his debut, The Hot Book of Chilies, with this highly useful reference text. It's easily navigable, educational, and authoritative without condescension, and it provides an excellent entry point into the field. As with many epicurean pursuits, the cultivation and enjoyment of chili peppers (also referred to by their species, capsicum) are pursued by specialists, novitiates, and the merely curious, and Floyd's guide, written with a conversational tone, will be useful to all of them. Each entry consists of a visual reference, a species identification, pod description, growing information, shorthand reference for seed suppliers (tied to a list in the back of the book), and any alternate names or usages. Focusing more on capturing the pepper-consumer's experience than on enumerating Scoville heat units, the entries are organized into individual sections from "Sweet and Mild" to "Superhot." The book also includes a highly informative introduction in which Floyd lays out basic concepts and terms. A smart design complemented by full-color photos throughout makes this a beautiful book as well as a useful one.--PublishersWeekly.com (09/09/2016)