The Chilli Pepper Encyclopedia

by Dave DeWitt

The Chilli Pepper Encyclopedia probably has the answer to almost any question that you could ever want to ask about chillies.

For example they answer which chiles are the hottest? From what country did the first chilli plants originate? Can chillies really be used to cure headaches?

Even the most devoted “chile-heads” will be satisfied.

The encyclopedia is researched and written by Dave Dewitt, one of the World’s foremost experts on hot and spicy foods.

In addition to entries on chile species, culture, terminology and agriculture, this encyclopedia includes over 100 fiery recipes from cuisines around the world.’

There are black and white drawings and photographs, charts and graphs that appear throughout, and there is an eight page insert includes color photographs of dozens of varieties of chiles, which will prove invaluable for identification.

The Chile Pepper Encyclopedia is an indispensable sourcebook for chile aficionados, gardeners, cooks, and anyone else who has a burning interest in fiery foods.



Tags: Books, chilli, chilli pepper encylopedia

Refills | Salt and Pepper | Grinder and Shaker

Chilli Pepper Grinder Refill

Cole & Mason Hot Chilli Pepper Gourmet Refill

This hot and fiery pepper blend adds a distinctive kick to meat, fish, seafood, curries, marinades and vegetables.

Ingredients: black peppercorns, chilli, red bell peppers

Sea Salt

Cole & Mason Chilli Ginger & Garlic Refill

This blend of salt and 3 oriental spices, chilli, ginger and garlic, brings a lovely flavour to many dishes including meat and fish.

Ingredients: sea salt, garlic, chilli, ginger

Tags: Dried Chillies, refill

The Hot Book of Chillies by David Floyd

The best English Book on Chillies

This book has been written by David Floyd one of the founding members of the UK’s best chilli website The Chile Foundry

The book covers a diverse range of chilli topics such as what makes chillies hot? What are the health benefits derived from eating them? How can you grow them, cook with them and preserve them?

The book comes with a wonderful gallery of almost 100 popular varieties – such as the mild jalapeno to the blistering habanero.


Tags: chile, chilli, Habanero

Dave’s Gourmet Insanity Popcorn

The hottest popcorn in the Universe!

Well just about the whole world and his friend are massive fans of Dave and his whole insanity range. This popcorn is sure to be no exception.

It may just be the hottest popcorn in the universe – we’ve certainly never tried any hotter popcorn, but as usual with Dave it’s not just about heat but flavour as well, which makes it a great snack.


Dave's Gourmet Insanity Popcorn


the hottest popcorn in the world



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Black Pearl Chillies – Seeds

This is a unique black leaved chilli plant, which is when young and as it matures it changes to glossy black on maturity under sunny conditions. The plant is bushy with strong branches and they grow 45 cms high with a 30 cms spread. They produce an abundance of hot shiny black fruits, turning dark red.

Link to our chilli growing guide


black pearl chilli seeds


chilli seeds



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Organic Chilli Relish | Biona

The Biona organics brand is owned by Windmill Organic.

These guys believe in great tasting food that complements an ethical lifestyle. They don’t use chemical pesticides or herbicides, they don’t grow genetically modified plants, they only use sustainable farming methods and they do not work their land intensively.

This means that their organic relish has a flavour and a bite that is wonderful – it is deliciously tasty served with crackers as a snack, or as an accompaniment to a hot dish too.

Tags: chilli relish

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