Edible Madison Spring 2011
By Wendy Allen
Authors Kraig Kraft, Gary Paul Nabhan and Chef Kurt Michael Friese (all three involved in Edible Communities magazines) traveled the Southwest and Mexico searching out the story of climate change, the most controversial topic of our time, narrowed through the lens of the tiny yet iconic chile pepper and those who farm, cook and eat this fiery and culturally symbolic ingredient. “We had a hunch that climate change wasn’t just out there-in the polar ice caps and in receding glaciers-but in here, in our food system, in our daily bread as well,” the three self-proclaimed “chiliheads” write in the introduction. Surprisingly, the chile is a perfect food to follow; it has spread in various varieties to all six inhabited continents and has found its way into main dishes of numerous ethnicities.
Continue reading Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail in the Edible Madison Spring 2011 issue (page 8).