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Chile Today-Hot Tamale  

Review by Debbie Mazo


Chile peppers are well known across the globe for livening up dishes of every kind. The recent explosion of interest in chile peppers has made them a common part of the North America diet whether baked, roasted, pickled, or fried. Guaranteed to raise your heat tolerance, Chile Today-Hot Tamale has all the spicy offerings you'll need to get to know one of the world's most treasured vegetables.

Discovered by Columbus on the West Indian island of Hispanola, today known as the Dominican Republic, chiles were unheard of in the old world. If you're also new to chiles, you can explore Chile Trivia for essentials like the number one factor that contributes to a chile's heat level: its maturity. While the chemical capsaicin is present at the beginning of a chile's development, the amount increases as a chile matures.

Chile Today-Hot Tamale There are over 7000 varieties of chile growing throughout the world, differing in size and flavor. To help you choose a pepper with the right flavor and texture for your recipe, check out the Chile Pepper Primer. From mild to extra hot, you'll find descriptions of various chiles including the dishes they're best suited for. Looking for a mild version to begin with? Then, try the ancho chile. With its sweet raisin-like flavor, this chile is a great addition to sauces or purées.

Cooking with chiles doesn't have to be reserved for the brave at heart. According to the site, it's best to start by using small amounts; you can always add more, but you can never take the heat away! Flip through the pages of the online Chile Cookbook for dozens of recipes to heat up your palate. Want to perk up your appetizer offerings? Then, try the Red Amazon Goat Cheese Log, a tasty roll seasoned with black, white, and green peppercorns as well as red amazon chiles. Liven up main course offerings with selections like Lamb in Chile and Vinegar Sauce served with rice, beans, and a green vegetable.

Having trouble finding that rare chile for a recipe? Then, shop the aisles at Chile Today-Hot Tamale. Known for their chipotle-seasoned snacks, Chile Today-Hot Tamale offers over 45 products including dried chiles and powders and sizzling sauces. Whether you prefer yours mild or scorching, Chile Today-Hot Tamale will definitely heat up your passion for cooking with chile peppers.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities in food journalism.

Copyright © 2000, Debbie Mazo. All rights reserved.


    July 2000


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