A Taster's Journey is a newsletter on food, wine and travel. After 15 years of studying, tasting, teaching, and selling wine, I created this newsletter to not only share my passion about wine, but of food and travel as well. Each month I hope to share wines that I am drinking, food that is in season, restaurants that I have enjoyed, and places I have traveled. Enjoy!"

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Peppers – Add a Little Zip to Your Meal

October 20th, 2004
Hot Peppers

Hot Peppers

The reds, oranges, yellows, browns, and greens are so vibrant this time of year. These were the colors of the peppers on display at my local farmer’s market. The bell pepper, pablano, Thai chili, scotch bonnet, and habanero are just a few of the varieties available (listed in order of increasing zip). There is an exciting world of pepper possibilities that reaches far beyond that green bell pepper we all grew up with. Why not add yellow and red bell peppers to a salad or an omelet? Pablano peppers would be a great addition to a chicken stir-fry. How about using Thai chili peppers with sautéed shrimp? And for the truly adventuresome, make a jerk chicken, which incorporates scotch bonnet peppers. Peppers are fun, colorful and tasty – try something new.

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