Mesa Public Library To Host Talk By Creators Of The Official Cookbook Of Chile Pepper Institute April 13

Mesa Public Library News:

Mesa Public Library is hosting a virtual author talk 7-8 p.m. April 13 with the creators of The Official Cookbook of the Chile Pepper Institute, Paul Bosland and Wendy Hamilton, livestreaming from Las Cruces.

This program is ideal for foodies and those who want to learn more about New Mexico’s most beloved and versatile food: the chile pepper.

New Mexico State University’s world-famous Chile Pepper Institute is the only organization devoted entirely to the study, cultivation and enjoyment of the world’s favorite fiery fruit. This new book is a guide to cooking with chile peppers in all their magnificent, flavorful varieties.

The book includes more than 80 recipes celebrating the world’s diversity of chile peppers and more than 100 photos of chile peppers in the field, at the market and on the plate. It is the only book organized to include almost every chile pepper variety worldwide, and includes each chile’s history, where it originated and where it is grown now, and its flavor profile, heat index, and common uses.

This program coincides with planting season and can help gardeners make informed decisions for their spring garden. For those who would like to take it a step further, stop by Mesa Public Library to explore all of the seeds available to library patrons from the new Seed Library.

This virtual livestream event is free to the public and made possible by the generous support of the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.

To attend this event, register through the library’s event calendar at or call 505.662.8257.

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