Judith Finlayson’s Chile Pepper Bible provides 250 recipes!
Layout and design:
The Chile Pepper Bible: From Sweet to Fiery and Everything in Between is organized into three sections: All About Chiles, Types of Chiles, Recipes.
Colorful stock photography is used to illustrate the entire book.
Recipes include Ecuadoran potato soup, chile-baked halibut, kung pao chicken, beef fajitas, Middle Eastern eggs with peppers and tomatoes, and date and tamarind chutney. While recipes are traditional, they do include tags if they are vegan friendly and gluten-free friendly.
What I liked about the book:
A comprehensive guide to chiles, including the five major species. Recipe layout is clear and user-friendly. Would be an excellent gift for a chile-pepper head. Recipes are made using whole foods ingredients, so could easily be adapted for special diets like low-sodium and paleo.
I wasn’t so keen on:
Nutritional analysis is not provided, which would be helpful for low-sodium eaters.
paleo, vegan, vegetarian, celiac, gluten-free, low-sodium eaters (with some adaptation)
Not recommended for:
A note about my cookbook reviews: In the past, I tested at least three recipes from each book, took photos, and described my experience. Due to my dietary limitations (low-sodium, gluten-, dairy-, egg-free), it is no longer possible for me to test the recipes and do them justice.