Recipes

January was a busy month for news items, with many companies announcing events and our postman has been busy delivering new product for review including The Chilli Jam Man, Twisted 7 sauces and Chilli Wizards amongst others. I would like to also welcome “Lady Cin” to the review team, who may be familiar and has reviewed for us in the past under a different name.

I have updated and collated as many UK Chilli Events as possible this last month on our Events Diary (Right hand side of Homepage) so people can plan their summer activities. It is worth pointing out that two of the larger events have recently changed their dates due to unforeseen circumstances. These are the 5th Upton Cheyney which is now only taking place on the one day, Saturday 7th September. The other is the Great Dorset Chilli Festival which is now taking place on the 3rd & 4th August.

So here we have the articles published in January:

News & General Information (In order of appearance)

 

Reviews (In order of appearance)

Recipes

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This looks like a little great book for people starting out in the world of Chillies and Hot Sauces. It is the kind of book we all needed when we started, it provides a quick history of chillies, describes what makes them hot and does a good job with a guide to the main varieties and growing techniques. It is unfortunately a little US centric, I guess  we have to expect that as it is the target market for this publisher.

Angela Garbes - The Everything Hot Sauce Book

The best part of the book is recipes with over 150 to try, some are a little bit to simple, like making chilli Mayo with Mayo as the main ingredient, I would use our simple Mayo recipe instead, but apart from that they all look interesting with well written instructions, but no illustrations or pictures.

In the middle of the recipe section was a short history/guide to manufactured bottles sauces, but this only covered a few styles (Tabasco,  Sriracha, Louisiana and Mexican Hot sauces, before providing some recipes for their use.

The recipes take you from making your own hot Sauces and Pastes, to Salsas, Dry Rub and Mixes, and then on a world tour to Mexico , Texas and the Americas before  departing to Europe, African and Middle Eastern and finally Asian dishes, before covering the general subjects of Pickling and preserving and then drinks and desserts.

To make thing simple for us metric users there is a conversion guide in the back of the book, as all the recipes are in odd-looking cups and pounds..

So to sum it all up, A good book for anyone starting in Chillies, ideal gift, but a bit US centric, but still worth adding to your collection, I am sure to use the recipes as a reference guide, but it could do with some more photographs and illustrations.

Recipes & Descriptions
(7/10)
Photo/Illustrations
(2/10)
Design & Layout
(6/10)
Value
(7/10)
Overall
(6.5/10)

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Well what a good year 2011 was for UK Chilli Businesses, we have seen some excellent new chilli products released, and 2012 we already have 100’s of product promised or here already for review.

Our great thanks to all who submitted articles to us during 2011, our team is always changing and growing, this year we are hoping to get more manufacturers involved in submitting articles, recipes and stories.

Below you will find a list of what we published during December 2011 including just encase you missed then our popular 12 Days for Christmas series, we look forward to an even more busy 201 and I am sure we will see you all at one of the 20 odd Chilli related events in the UK.

Our 12 Days of Christmas (in reverse order of appearance)

Angela Garbes - The Everything Hot Sauce Book

Angela Garbes - The Everything Hot Sauce Book

News & Info(in reverse order of appearance)

The Smokey Upton Dragon

The Smokey Upton Dragon

Reviews (in reverse order of appearance)

Chilliqueen Extra Hot Chilli Jelly

Chilliqueen Extra Hot Chilli Jelly

Recipes (in reverse order of appearance)

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