The Great Chile Book – Mark Miller

by Hot Juan on August 22, 2009 · 0 comments

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The Great Chile Book by Mark Miller

The Great Chile Book by Mark Miller

I have had this book a long time and still refer to it often as it has some wonderful pictures of each of the chillies it describes.

The book is divided in to four sections starting with a brief introduction to Chiles which covers there history and introduction from the new world with lots of anecdotal tips and information, this is followed by the  Fresh Chiles (Chiles Frescos) section which as you would suspect is an identification guide to over 40 varieties of Fresh chillies, with short descriptions of each and a photograph, then follow a section on Dried Chiles (Chiles Secos) which covers 40 varieties of dried chillies, and finally a short recipe section which provides something for everybody.

Mark Miller is a French Canadian, who has been drawn to the chilli from an early age (8 or 9) he studied at the University of California in Berkeley, discovering the unique mix of ethnic foods San Francisco has to offer, Training as an Anthropologist, led his to travel around Mexico, Guatemala, Trinidad, Thailand, Morocco and Hungary (Probably some of the hot spots in the world for the chilli aficionado). Finally settling in New Mexico this book is a homage to a lifetime of fiery experience.

This book that is idea gift for a chilli head, lots of information in a easy to read form, with a quality feel that the publisher, Ten Speed Press, is know for. The only very minor let down is the two page guide to sources, which is a little dated and all US based, anyway we provide that service in the UK. This book was first published in 1991 and is still available which must be a testament to its quality of information.

You can order your own copy from amazon

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