Like Spicy Foods? If So This Is A Book You Need!

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If You Like Spicy Foods, You Need This Book! 1,001 Best Hot and Spicy Recipes: Delicious, Easy-to-Make Recipes from Around the Globe

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My Husband loves spicy food, but I don’t know a whole lot of recipes. I saw this book and thought it’s the perfect book to have on hand. Let me tell you a little more about it.

This is the newest edition of 1,001 Best Hot and Spicy Recipes: Delicious, Easy-to-Make Recipes from Around the Globe. It’s a a collection of the very best dishes from Dave DeWitt’s collection of chile pepper-laden recipes from around the world.

This edition—part of the bestselling 1,001 series of cookbooks—has been enlarged and beautifully repackaged. It now features a more modern cover design and a broader, more useful format that sits flat when open for maximum convenience. Recipes range from soups and stews to zesty beverages and breakfasts, and each one has been kitchen tested for simple, reliable preparation.

Widely considered to be the country’s principal authority on spicy foods and named the “Pope of Peppers” by the New York Times, DeWitt has compiled a vast array of recipes that span the globe and include a variety of culinary traditions. 1,001 Best Hot and Spicy Recipes is an unparalleled resource when it comes to great spicy foods.

Product Description

The latest addition to Agate Surrey’s beloved 1,001 series of cookbooks is its hottest ever. This beautifully repackaged and refreshed second edition of 1,001 Best Hot and Spicy Recipes is, in the words of author Dave DeWitt—noted authority on hot peppers and spicy foods—”the largest and most comprehensive cookbook ever published on this subject.”

DeWitt should know—he’s widely considered the country’s principal authority on this topic. For the past three decades, DeWitt’s devoted his life and career to chile peppers and fiery foods, and he publishes the huge Fiery Foods and Barbecue SuperSite (, which includes hundreds of articles and thousands of recipes. His personal library devoted to peppers and spicy cooking now resides in Special Collections at the New Mexico State University Library.

This new book is composed of the very best dishes from DeWitt’s collection of chile pepper-laden recipes from around the world that he collected on his travels, from colleagues, and by researching authentic, obscure, and out-of-print cookbooks from all over the world that he collected for his library.

The book is loaded with a vast array of hot and spicy favorites, including a huge variety of soups, stews, chilis, and gumbos; a broad selection of barbecue dishes for the grill; and a lengthy list of meatless entrees and vegetable options. Included are not just hundreds of spicy main dishes from around the globe, but also a surprising array of zesty beverages, desserts, and breakfasts.

In some chapters in this book, the recipes are grouped by type of recipe; in the others, they are organized in the order of chile peppers’ spread around the globe: South and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, U.S.A., Europe, the Mediterranean and Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and Asia and the Pacific. The book is truly the very best the world has to offer in terms of great spicy foods.

About The Author (From The Author’s Amazon Page)

Dave DeWitt has written or coauthored more than 30 books on hot peppers and spicy foods and edited two different magazines devoted to those subjects. He is an adjunct associate professor at New Mexico State University, where he is also a board member of the Chile Pepper Institute. His media company, Sunbelt Shows, Inc., has produced the annual National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show since 1988. He lives in Albuquerque.


  1. Linda Manns Linneman

    This sounds like a great book for our family. We like hot and spicy foods. Thank you so much for sharing this

  2. Tiffany Dayton

    I need to get this book for my husband. He loves hot and spicy foods.

  3. Lynne B

    There was a time when I never even would have considered looking at a hot & spicy cookbook. I’ve slowly trained my taste buds to like spicy food.

  4. Tina

    Love spicy food. I have Mexican and Indian cookbooks, but hadn’t really thought about a book that is just generally about spicy foods. interesting.


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