A must read for fellow “Chilliheads”…an insight into Britains Chilli Craze !!!
Gideon Burrows thought he liked chilli… until he met this lot.
Determined that his treasured Habanero 7 hot chilli pepper plant would actually fruit this year, and that his home-made chilli sauce wouldn’t turn out all limp and vinegary yet again, he set off in search of expert advice, hoping to enjoy a little heat on the way.
What he discovered was a burgeoning community of British chilli enthusiasts: home growers, commercial farmers, hidden kitchen producers, industrial factories, chilli sellers, sauce makers, festivals, chilli eating competitions and chilli-head extreme tasters for whom the fiery fruits are not just an ingredient.
They’re a way of life.
On his journey, Gideon meets some of the chilli scene’s most knowledgeable, obsessed and frequently crazy characters. And he gets his hands spicy as he joins them to plant, harvest, cook, concoct, taste, sell and suffer – all in aid of finding out what makes Chilli Britain tick.
The result is humorous and surprising travel tale, celebrating Britain’s growing craze for all things hot and fruity.
The books comes with a Devon Chilli Man Keyring containing chilli flakes from Devon Chilli Man’s home grown Carolina Reaper chillis.