With more than 2,000 varieties, and a dizzying array of flavors, shapes, sizes, and colors, the riotous world of chili peppers has no laws and no limits, and a revolutionary power to transform our food and gardens. This essential kitchen companion profiles 100 versatile chili varieties, chosen to showcase their impressive range of shape, color, flavor, and heat, ranging from milder everyday favorites such as the jalapen~o, ancho, and bell pepper to exotic new superhots like the Dorset Naga and Carolina Reaper.
Organized by heat level on the infamous Scoville scale, An Anarchy of Chilies tells the story of each variety and offers advice on how to identify, grow, and prepare them. The striking illustrations, in a vivid graphic style inspired by the CMYK process and Mexican oilcloth prints, make this not only a go-to reference but also a beautiful art piece.
Caz Hildebrand is a creative partner at Here Design and the award-winning designer for Nigella Lawson, Yotam Ottolenghi, and Samuel and Samantha Clark of Moro amongst others. She is the coauthor of The Geometry of Pasta and the author of The Grammar of Spice and Herbarium.