Monday, November 1, 2010

Ciao Chilis

The results are in! A whopping 71% of us like things "red hot". 

And speaking of "red hot", we learned about a rather unique varietal of pepper called, aptly enough, the willy pepper.  We made this discovery while perusing Peppers, by the late, great Jean Andrews who was The authority on all things pepper.

Willy peppers are hot, both in taste and appearance. They measure 40,000 Scoville units, placing them on par with cayennes, and just below the blistering habaneros on the heat index. Depending on your crowd they are certainly a potential conversation piece. Access to willy peppers may be a challenge; you can order (and view) them here. We guess that some may enjoy chopping them up more than others.

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