Peppers on display at town square in Amalfi, Italy - photo by Mike Levin
Recently, I was at the Crested Butte Hostel in Crested Butte, CO and had several conversations about peppers and cooking. Jose' is from Guatemala. He shared some chicken stew with rice with me that he's cooked with some kind of pepper that tasted fantastic. I can't remember the name, but Alina
promises me she'll ask Jose' and find out.
Another guest at the hostel described how it is a tradition in New Mexico to buy a bushel of green chile peppers and use them all season. Yes, a bushel! Green chiles have a delicious, cool, spicy flavor. He said you could mail order them. I tucked away the web address for the mail order place, but I am sure it will turn up.
If you have some good green chile or recipes that use peppers, please tell us about them here.