Welcome to ChiliCult!

It all began in 1998 with a „Chinese Five-Color Chilli“; some twenty years later, my fascination with hot spices led me to growing several varieties in the garden, having spend years on fields and in kitchens in China, and giving talks and cooking workshops (and writing this site)

What’s it all about?

Not suffering the heat of the chile peppers or gaining quick attention with superhot varieties.

Rather, it’s all about the pleasure of knowing and skillfully using the aromas and pungencies of chile peppers and other aromatics, knowing what role they’ve played in world history and they still play for individual health and enjoyment.