Chile Chapters: articles

7 Successfully Kickstarted Hot Sauces and Where They Are Now

Posted in Articles on April 1st, 2015

Hot Chilli Sauces KickstarteredSince the start of the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, over 70 hot sauces (and grilling/wing sauces) have successfully reached their funding goals. I'm happy to see all kinds of new brands and flavors appearings as a result of homegrown operations. There is a real excitement and passion behind all of these projects.

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Barbecue Grilled Jalapeño Poppers Wrapped in Bacon - Recipe

Posted in Articles on December 2nd, 2014

Jalapeno poppers wrapped in bacon, filled with cream cheese and cheese, recipe, step-by-stepIt's hard to go wrong with a food wrapped in bacon, and filled with cheese. Combine that with some fresh jalapeños from a local farmers market, cooked on the grill with some crispy edges, and you've got an almost gratuitous appetizer. In this recipe, we show you how you have to make them step-by-step, with pictures.

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Chile Pepper Jack-O'Lanterns – Carving Chiles for Halloween

Posted in Articles on December 2nd, 2014

Chile pepper jack-o'lanterns - Carved from hot pepppersThis Halloween my friends and I attempted an experiment– carving hot peppers into tiny jack-o'lanterns. Whether it would work and how they would turn out was a mystery. Our kitchen had a Day of the Dead theme this year, so this seemed like a fitting decoration to include, along with the brightly colored strings of skeletons, candles, stringed flowers, and a chupacabra trying to escape a boarded closet.

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Chile, Chili, or Chilli? What's the Correct Spelling?

Posted in Articles on July 19th, 2012

The Word Chilli - From the 1600s When talking about the hot pepper of the Capsicum family or the spicy meat stew, you may find that everyone seems to be using a different spelling for the word. That's because there is no right answer to this question, though I would say that one is more wrong than the others. The dictionary is of very little help, giving several alternate spellings of the word.

So which version should you use in your writing? In the process of researching and writing this article, I'm trying to set my own standard, rather than having to choose a spelling at random.

There are preferred spellings in certain geographic areas, for different reasons...

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