March 2, 2011
March 2, 2011
A chef, an agreoecologist, and an ethnobotanist describe their journey through eight pepper-growing states in the Southwestern United States and Mexico exploring the chile pepper in its various forms and the impact climate change has on the plant.
An unlikely premise for a riproaring tale would begin with an agroecologist, an ethnobiologist, and a chef traveling across the U.S. and Mexico on quest for...chiles? Chiles are hot right now, but it is not just the hottest or trendiest or rarest chiles that these guys are searching for: they are looking for the sources of, and the threats to, some of the most common and well-loved varieties of chiles that have shaped cooking traditions and cultures in North and Central America. They share adventures, discoveries, and local cuisines (recipes are included) while pursuing a serious mission: to investigate one specific crop in order to understand how local growers can survive the ravages of climate change-hopefully, to ensure the future of food.
- Genre: Social Science, Cooking + Food + Wine, Travel
- Subgenre: Specific Ingredients / Vegetables, Specific Ingredients / General, Specific Ingredients / Herbs + Spices + Condiments, Essays + Travelogues
- Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub Co
- Pages: 193
- Language: English
- Author: Kraig Kraft , Gary Paul Nabhan , Kurt Michael Friese
- Online Item #: 13302696
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-61-8731
- ISBN: 9781603582506
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported