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Chasing Chiles


Chasing Chiles Here in the South we like our spicy food. Whether it be hot wings, chili, ethnic food, or just sprinkling Tabasco sauce on just about anything, Southerners like to spice things up. Chef Kurt Friese was so interested in what makes spicy food hot, he followed the chili trail into many parts of the world including the Deep South and Mexico. He wrote a book about his experience called Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail. We'll look at the world of spicy food, what some of the hottest chili's in the world are, what the sensation of spicy/hot does for our food palate and share some great spicy food recipes when Charlotte Talks spices things up. Guests Peter Reinhart - Chef-on-Assignment, Johnson and Wales Chef Kurt Friese - Co-Author, Chasing Chiles: Host Spots Along the Pepper Trail Frank Scibelli - Owner of Cantina 1511, Mama Ricotta's and Big Daddy's What is your favorite spicy food? Add and read comments Love Food? Check out WFAEats! This week: Making nice with an edible weed, purslane. And a dish for Spring - Veggie Ricotta Pasta. Plus - food and... poetry?