This full-color handbook presents an in depth look at 100 chiles (50 fresh and 50 dried), each with a color photograph, heat scale, and brief description.
The Great Chile Book also includes background information, an introduction to the use of chiles in the cuisines of Mexico and the Southwest, and delicious recipes from the kitchen of the Coyote Cafe. This is a treasured guide for kitchen and market, and an excellent gift for any lover of hot and spicy cuisine.
While not to be taken as an exhaustive treatise on the subject, iIf you're looking for a cooks handbook of chiles, this is a good one. Mark Miller of the famous Coyote Cafe is a cook, and the approach of this book is from a culinary perspective. He gives a brief rundown on each chile with excellent pictures, some advice on use and possible substitutions with some recipes. He includes all types of peppers from around the world and this book is not limited to the Latin American varieties.
160 pages, soft cover Dimensions - 11.5cm x 26cm x 1.5cm