I was born to love chiles. In the Central Valley of California, where I grew up, chile fields stretch as far as the eye can see. A substantial amount of the country’s chiles are grown in this area because the dry-heat of the valley is the perfect environment for hot peppers. For four generations, my family tilled soil and grew gardens in the Central Valley and I have many pleasant memories of harvesting several varieties of chile peppers with my father.
Now I love incorporating chiles into my cooking for a taste of home. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your cooking, dried chiles and chile powders are one of the simplest ways to experiment with this ingredient. Click here to read more.