A few weeks ago I was sent this lovely book from Melissa’s Produce. The Great Pepper Cookbook is your ultimate guide to choosing and cooking with peppers. With over 140 recipes, there will sure to be one that will please everyone!
This cookbook is great and has a wide variety of recipes ranging from drinks to appetizers and down onto dessert. As you can see with these Margarita Chile Cheesecake Bars, you can add spice and flavor without adding heat! And man are these delicious! There are a ton of other recipes that I am dying to try!
What I love about this cookbook is that it guides you through every pepper. Often times, especially in ethic cuisine, a recipe will call for a pepper that I have never heard of. Not only do I have no I idea what the pepper looks like, but I have no idea just how spicy it is. This cookbook explains the Scoville Scale, a test that determines the range of capsaicinoid compounds (aka heat units) of each chile pepper. The beginning of the book also shows a picture of each of the 50 different peppers used in the recipes as well as their origin.
In exchange for my review, I did receive a copy of this cookbook. All opinions are 100% my own.