Rubs are essentially dry spice mixtures. A rub can be as simple as crushed black pepper, or as elaborate as a jerk or curry rub.
The C. baccatum species, familiarly termed aji throughout South America, originated in either Bolivia or Peru and was probably domesticated in Peru about 2,500 b .c .
Hunters believe that venison makes the best chili— or elk, or even moose—and restaurant chefs love pork or veal.
Although the chinense variety known as the datil pepper has been grown near St. Augustine, Florida, for hundreds of years, the other varieties of the species were virtually unknown in this country.
Although many different fruits and vegetables can be grilled or smoked, it is chile peppers that have a particular affinity for the open flame.
In addition to the numerous spices found in the curries of southern India, there is one other enormously important ingredient: the coconut.
In Jamaica, much use is made of fresh peppers the most highly esteemed hot pepper being the ‘Scotch bonnet’, which has a wonderful perfume and flavour.