Peppers: The Domesticated Capsicums

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University of Texas Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Nature - 186 pages
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Since its original publication in 1984, Peppers has become the complete and classic source for the history and dispersion, biology and taxonomy, cultivation, and medicinal, economic, and gastronomic uses of the domesticated capsicum. In this new edition, Jean Andrews updates each section with new material gathered over the last ten years. Particularly interesting are her descriptions of recent medicinal uses of peppers (including a recipe for pain-relieving capsaicin cream) and the inclusion of two additional cultivars, Datil and Scotch Bonnet.

Like the first edition, this volume is illustrated with botanically accurate, yet aesthetically pleasing paintings that show the blossoms, buds, young peppers, and mature specimens of 34 cultivars in full color. Dr. Andrews also provides a recipe for the most typical dish in which each pepper is used, recipes that she herself has tested and served to grateful friends. With its up-to-the-minute, encyclopedic text and beautiful illustrations, Peppers remains a botanical natural history par excellence.

  

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Contents

FOREWORD BY W HARDY ESHBAUGH
ix
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND I
1
PRECOLUMBIAN DOMESTICATION II
11
EARLY EUROPEAN OBSERVERS
23
AGRONOMY
61
ECONOMIC AND OTHER USES
71
IO PREPARING AND SERVING
137
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Andrews is the lead analyst for Bell South in the design & construction of client, server & remote access systems for financial data pocessing

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