101-Chillies-to-Try-Before-You-Die-Octopus-Books-£10I am very please to say that the new book – “101 Chillies To Try Before You Die” is now out and about, so far it has been getting very good reviews on Amazon.

A book like this takes about 3-4 months to write, I researched about 600 chillies varieties that was then narrowed down to the 101 required for the book, but many of the them get a mention in the text as there are lots of varieties with multiple names or that have been evolved into new varieties which all added to the story.

Working with this publisher, Cassell part of Octopus Books, was very simple, they mostly just let me get on with it, some chapters where dropped, so they will appear on this web site over time.

I would especially like to thank Joy Michaud from Sea Spring Seeds for her advice and help..

I hope you all enjoy the book, please feel free to add your reviews to the Amazon web page.

Forgot to mention getting great write up in iNews by Rebecca Armstrong


Let there be a CHILLI WAR. This is a special fundraising event in aid of Cancer Research UK so why not come down to the Upton Inn at 2pm and watch some very well know super stars from the UK chilli world cook up there best.

Chilli Wars - Upton Inn

Confirmed cooks so far for this epic competition are:


Looking for the ideal christmas gift for a Chillihead.. How about a new sauce called “Death At The Crimson Altar” from the Devon Chilliman.

Death At The Crimson AltarThis is his hottest sauce to date, it contains Devonchilliman’s own grown super hot chillies including the worlds hottest chillies Carolina Reaper, the current Guinness World Record Holder, and the Moruga Scorpion as well as Naga’s, Red Savina Habanero

Ingredients: Moruga Scorpion, Naga, Red Savina, Carolina Reaper, Vinegar, Beetroot, Mango, Salt, Mustard, Liquorice, Spices.

You can order online at

Over the next few days we will be plugging some excellent UK products that would make excellent Christmas presents – stay tuned for more…


Clifton Chilli Club - The Peoples Choice Awards 2015It is time to cast your vote in the Clifton Chilli Club “The People’s Choice Chilli Awards 2015

You can vote for:-

  • Best UK Chilli Festival
  • Best NEW UK Chilli Festival
  • Best UK Professional chilli grower
  • Best UK made professional MILD chilli sauce
  • Best UK made professional MEDIUM chilli sauce
  • Best UK made professional HOT (non-extract) chilli sauce
  • Best UK made professional EXTREME (extract) chilli sauce
  • Best UK made NEW chilli product in 2015
  • Best UK professional sauce producer
  • Best UK chilli jam/preserve producer
  • Best UK online chilli retailer
  • Best UK Chilli Confectionery
  • Best Contributor to the UK Chilli Scene (Hall of Flame)

So follow the link and vote for your favorites.

Editors Note: We have seen some problems with error messages on the site quick surveys site, so if you see and error message, please try again later.

(The voting closes on 31st December 2015)


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