The heavily didactic climate change message is weakened by the lack of true research and credibility of the authors. The overall writing style is a mess, and would have benefited from some honest editing. Over all, this is not the unique and interesting adventure it was advertised to be, but rather a nearly unreadable attempt at scientific discussion. Dec 03, Tess rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction.
Well, over all I enjoyed the subject matter - I had no idea there were so many different types of chiles! The recipes and backgrounds of them were really interesting. How it all tied into global warming, besides that everything is pretty screwed, was harder to enjoy. The authors aren't meterologists or climatologists, or basically anyone with a weather or environmental degree.
So their discussion of the effects of global weather change felt flat and pretty conversational, rather than informative. Despite this, I did learn about one of my favorite foods and found a lot of good recipes which were included in this book.
Aug 17, Dree rated it liked it Shelves: reads , food , nonfiction , nature. A decent read, but not quite what I was expecting. This isn't about chasing down yummy traditional chile recipes. Rather, it's about how chile farmers in Mexico, New Mexico, LA, and Florida are dealing with the climate change they are already seen. So, interesting, but not quite the food book I was expecting.
And there are some recipes--but not all are traditional. There is one weird section where they hold a huge discussion, and it's all quotes. I'm sure it would be fascinating to see this discus A decent read, but not quite what I was expecting. I'm sure it would be fascinating to see this discussion live, but it's hard to read. View all 3 comments.
Jul 14, Jacquie rated it liked it Shelves: foodie , botany. Ordinarily I'm a huge Gary Nabhan fan but this book fell a little flat and was a bit repetitive. As a big chile head myself I loved learning about some of the culture around these fantastic peppers I had to restock my habanero supply to make it through but overall wouldn't recommend based on the writing.
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Jun 04, Naticia rated it really liked it Shelves: food , non-fiction. This is a book about farmers, and farming, and chiles, and eating, and how all of those things are changing in an increasingly uncertain climate.
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I loved the recipes, the stories of the farmers, and the histories of the heirloom varieties. Inspiring and mouth-watering!
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May 21, Brenda rated it liked it Shelves: This was a good non-fiction book that looks at the farming of different types of chile peppers heirloom and more popular such as tabasco. It showed how farmers have had to change their farming practices and locations of fields because of climate changes. Apr 10, Erika rated it it was amazing. In its combination of ethnobotany, agriculture, and culinary adventure, this is a very unique book, engaging, informative, and delectable all at once. Mar 01, Virginia rated it liked it.
Parts were dry as the desert they were travelling and parts were wonderful? Perhaps a result of 3 authors? Stephanie Nyhof rated it it was amazing Dec 14, Carl rated it really liked it Mar 11, Elizabeth rated it liked it May 22, Allison rated it really liked it May 05, Dan rated it liked it Jun 28, Kz rated it really liked it Jun 17, Emerick rated it liked it Jun 09, Paul Deaton rated it really liked it Jun 04, Taylor Friese rated it it was amazing Jul 04, Christopher M.
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Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Why chile peppers? Both a spice and a vegetable, chile peppers have captivated imaginations and taste buds for thousands of years.
Native to Mesoamerica and the New World, chiles are currently grown on every continent, since their relatively recent introduction to Europe in the early s via Christopher Columbus. Chiles are delicious, dynamic, and very diverse-they have been rapidly adopted, adapted, and assimilated into numerous world cuisines, and while malleable to a degree, certain heirloom varieties are deeply tied to place and culture-but now accelerating climate change may be scrambling their terroir.
Over a year-long journey, three pepper-loving gastronauts-an agroecologist, a chef, and an ethnobotanist-set out to find the real stories of America's rarest heirloom chile varieties, and learn about the changing climate from farmers and other people who live by the pepper, and who, lately, have been adapting to shifting growing conditions and weather patterns. They put a face on an issue that has been made far too abstract for our own good. Chasing Chiles is not your archetypal book about climate change, with facts and computer models delivered by a distant narrator.
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On the contrary, these three dedicated chileheads look and listen, sit down to eat, and get stories and recipes from on the ground-in farmers' fields, local cafes, and the desert-scrub hillsides across North America. Augustine the two oldest cities in the U. A book on chiles that lacks bite, what else do I need to say?