Peppers of the Americas by Maricel E. Presilla
The Remarkable Capsicums That Forever Changed Flavor

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With loads of information and more than 225 color photographs, Peppers of the Americas is both a stunning visual guide to the world of peppers and a definitive compendium for your culinary reference shelf.
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A beautiful culinary and ethnobotanical survey of the punch-packing ingredient central to today's multi-cultural palate, with more than 40 pan-Latin recipes from a three-time James Beard Award-winning author and chef-restaurateur.

From piquillos and shishitos to padrons and poblanos, the popularity of culinary peppers (and pepper-based condiments, such as Sriracha and the Korean condiment gochujang) continue to grow as more consumers try new varieties and discover the known health benefits of Capsicum, the genus to which all peppers belong. This stunning visual reference to peppers now seen on menus, in markets, and beyond, showcases nearly 200 varieties (with physical description, tasting notes, uses for cooks, and beautiful botanical portraits for each). Following the cook's gallery of varieties, more than 40 on-trend Latin recipes for spice blends, salsas, sauces, salads, vegetables, soups, and main dishes highlight the big flavors and taste-enhancing capabilities of peppers.

 

About Maricel E. Presilla

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Maricel E. Presilla was born in Oriente Province in Cuba. She holds a Ph.D. in medieval Spanish history and is a renowned and widely consulted food expert. She lives with her husband in Weehawken, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida. Ismael Espinosa Ferrer was awarded many prizes in Cuba for his sculptures and paintings. A frequently exhibited artist, he is also Dr. Presilla's father. This is the first picture book for both author and artist.
 
Published August 1, 2017 by Lorena Jones Books. 352 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Adam Centamore on Oct 18 2017

With loads of information and more than 225 color photographs, Peppers of the Americas is both a stunning visual guide to the world of peppers and a definitive compendium for your culinary reference shelf.

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