Dave DeWitt

Dave DeWitt is a food historian and one of the foremost authorities on chile peppers, spices, and spicy foods. He is the author or coauthor of fifty-six books and lives in the South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife, Mary Jane Wilan.
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Chile Peppers

A Global History

University of New Mexico Press

In Chile Peppers: A Global History, Dave DeWitt, a world expert on chiles, travels from New Mexico across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia chronicling the history, mystery, and mythology of chiles around the world and their abundant uses in seventy mouth-tingling recipes.

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The Mexican Chile Pepper Cookbook

The Soul of Mexican Home Cooking

University of New Mexico Press

The Mexican Chile Pepper Cookbook is the first book to explore the glories of Mexican regional cooking by focusing on this single, but endlessly variable, ingredient.

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The Beginnings of Barbecue

Eyewitness Accounts of the Early Days of Smoked and Sauced Meats

Edited by Dave DeWitt
Sunbelt Editions

Barbecue's hidden history! Food historian Dave DeWitt has searched obscure books and magazines to uncover the story of BBQ that most people don't know.

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