The Whole Chile Pepper Book
1990. The Whole Chile Pepper Book. Food history/Cookbook. Boston: Little, Brown & Co. With Nancy Gerlach. This book sold 120,000 copies during its ten-year life, and was considered to be the authoritative book on chiles until The Complete Chile Pepper Book was published in 2009.
The editors of The Whole Chile Pepper magazine present the definitive book on chile peppers–history, lore, and over 150 tongue-tingling, throat-scorching recipes. Includes a field guide with full-color photos identifying 27 often-confusing varieties of peppers; extensive gardening and preservation instructions; mail-order and seed sources; the latest health claims; and more.