Real women who love to eat chiles to say healthy and spice up their lives are celebrated in this distinctive cookbook.
Jane Butel, the Queen of Chiles and founder of a uniquely American cuisine, has created more than 120 delicious, low-calorie recipes showcased here with vibrant photography. Jane Butel's fantastic recipes are accompanied by a lively discussion of the origins of chiles and their curative properties.
The book is interspersed with profiles of real women who have the healthy habit of eating chiles. Some of these women were born into chile cultures; others acquired a taste for the spicy fruits while living abroad. All of them use the chile to enliven meals, and some have even made careers out of the chile-based cuisine. Meet these real women and read about their interesting affinities to chiles while you try Jane Butel's innovative recipes, such as Green Chile Corn Chowder or Black Bean and Goat Cheese Chalupitas.