De Arbol
New Mexican

AS PEPPERS PROLIFERATE in supermarkets, gardens, and magazine recipes, a little guidance is necessary to help figure out which pepper is which and what to do with them. Our Pepper Profiles are not meant to be a definitive study on each pepper but rather a simple, easy to read thumb-nail sketch, including interesting facts and history of each pepper. We also provide a glossary of terms, a Pepperology relating to the subject of chiles,a history of peppers and also a listing of Peppered Products that are carried in the Mo Hotta-Mo Betta catalog that are made from each of the peppers. This section will be expanding over time, so if there are any particular peppers you think we should make a priority to profile, please let us know by writing to We welcome any comments or questions.

THANKS to the following books and writers who undoubtedly know their chile peppers. For further research on this subject we suggest you read any or all of these excellent sources of chile knowledge.

The Great Chile Book

Mark Miller
Ten Speed Press, Berkeley CA 1991

Peppers of the World

Dave DeWitt and Paul W. Bosland
Ten Speed Press, Berkeley CA 1996

Peppers - The Domesticated Capsicums

Dr. Jean Andrews
University of Texas Press, Austin TX 1984

Red Hot Peppers

Dr. Jean Andrews
Macmillan Publishing Co., New York NY 1993

Totally Hot!

Michael Goodwin, Charles Perry & Naomi Wise
A Dolphin Book/Doubleday & Co., Garden City NY 1986 1 pg. xxxi

Zingerman's News

January-February 1997
Zingerman's, Ann Arbor MI