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Gardening 101: Ring of Chile Fire

Growing peppers can make you fall for extremes, from sweet Italians to red-hot Thai.
food + cooking

The Test Kitchen: How to Clean and Use Dried Chiles

Food editor Ian Knauer shows you what to look for in four different kinds of dried chiles and shares tips on how to clean and prepare them.
diary of a foodie

Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie: Ancient Traditions

Travel across the world to meet a diverse group of artisans committed to keeping ancient food traditions alive.

Braised Chile-Spiced Short Ribs with Black Beans

Braised dishes are often served with a creamy side like mashed potatoes, polenta, or grits. Black beans offer an earthy change of pace.
February 2009

Chilled Red Bell Pepper and Habanero Soup

We love the games this soup plays with our senses: When you take a sip, your tongue realizes the soup is cold.
August 2008

Trinidadian Green Seasoning

Trinidad-born Beverly Williams, a regular at Tim Stark’s stall at the Union Square Greenmarket, uses sweet Grenada peppers for the base of her green seasoning.
August 2008

Grilled Shrimp with Trinidadian Green Seasoning

This colorful dish is all about the “green seasoning,” a spice mixture that’s unique to the Caribbean and varies from island to island.
August 2008
diary of a foodie

Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie: Chile

Come along with us as we discover the unique and little-known cuisine of Chile.

Red Chile Colorado (Chile Colorado)

Deborah Madison likes to say the sauce is to New Mexico what pesto is to Liguria—it’s everywhere.
December 2000