Tuesday, February 16, 2010

more chilli peppers

Some Chilli Peppers I picked today

This Friday the place to be is Laredo, Texas for the 2 day (19th-20th February) Jalapeno Festival which is regarded as one of the top ten United States Food Festivals. It is an event which is part of the month long Washington's Birthday Celebrations. Having just this evening roasted the first of my Jalapeno crop, I think I would like to participate in the La Costina Jalapeno Eating Contest, one of the special events at the Festival. The current champion is Patrick 'Deep Dish' Bertoletti from Chicago who last year consumed 266 jalapenos in 15 minutes. Phew !...
Jalapeno peppers are named after the Mexican city of Jalapa de Enriquez the capital of the State of Veracruz.

Jalapeno Chilli illustration from Medizinal Pflanzen by Franz Kohler ,1887.

1 comment:

  1. That chilli peppers are not only RED, they are very very RED! Are they really hot? ~bangchik