About the author
Dan May once worked as a landscape photographer, producing images used by companies all over the world. His love of some of the most remote places on the globe first brought him into close contact with chiles, so he started to grow them in 2005. Before he knew it, he had the world’s most northerly chile farm. Trees Can’t Dance now supplies a range of chili sauces throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and beyond.
Against all conventional horticultural wisdom Dan May began growing chillies in the wilds of Northumberland. It wasn’t long before Dan had to find something to do with all the produce. Disappointed with the quality of the chilli sauce brands available in the UK, he hit on the idea of filling a gap in the market by producing his own sauces using home-grown ingredients. In this fabulous book, chilli guru Dan shares more than 70 recipes celebrating chillies in all their varieties and strengths. Acquaint yourself with the history of chillies, how to grow them at home and how to identify the key varieties. There are ideas here for every kind of dish: Soups & Salads; Nibbles & Sharing Plates; Mains; Side Dishes; Sauces, Salsas & Marinades; Sweet Things & Drinks. Mouth-watering recipes include Thai Beef Noodle Soup; Moroccan Spiced Lamb Burgers; Texas Marinated Steak with Stuffed Mushrooms; Sweet Chilli-glazed Ham; Quick Chilli Lime Mayonnaise; three fiery pasta sauces; Chilli Pecan Brownies; and Chilli Hot Chocolate.