FOOD 101: Chile Or Chili

[1] Assorted chiles that are popular in U.S. kitchens (photo courtesy Melissa‚Äôs). [2] Cayenne chiles (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Wild chiles have been a part of the diet in the Americas since about 7500 B.C.E. While the first chile may have been domesticated in Bolivia, the oldest known traces of have been found in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Shishito Chile (Or Pepper Or Chile Pepper)

Before cooking, bright green. Photo courtesy SpoonForkBacon.com.   The shishito pepper is a relative newcomer to American cuisine. Finger-shaped, slender and sweet (not hot), it is growing in popularity as a snack, blistered on the stove top or grill. The shishito is named after its shape: The tip of the chili pepper was seen to…
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