Chilli Varieties

Hengdong, the Yellow, Emperor’s, Pepper

Hengdong, the Yellow, Emperor’s, Pepper

China has a thing with the color red. It’s not only conspicuous, it’s also considered auspicious, and so it’s everywhere. Good thing that the chile pepper is so nice and shiny red; it sometimes seems like that alone made it so particularly popular in China. […]

Knowing ChiliCult’s Varieties: Shishito

Knowing ChiliCult’s Varieties: Shishito

The Shishito(u) pepper is, as I just recently wrote, in a strange position. As I want to start describing the varieties of ChiliCult, let me start with the Shishito pepper. After all, what is Shishito anyways?

“Frying Peppers”, or The Issue with Shishito Peppers

“Frying Peppers”, or The Issue with Shishito Peppers

Helping out at spring plant markets, shopping for foods at the supermarket, I could nicely follow how the popularity of the Spanish “frying peppers” Pimientos de PadrĂ³n developed over time. Strangely, though, Shishito peppers remain hardly known, although they are quite similar.

In Search of Perfect Chilli

In Search of Perfect Chilli

“Foodies” have finally made a (very) few inroads into the fun-crazed, pleasure-suspicious puritanism that is the USA, and it’s immediately become popular to criticize their supposed snobbery. Let me tell you something: Sure, it doesn’t have to be eggs Benedict for breakfast and boeuf bourgignon […]