Fishy Business

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My good friend Harald Zoschke photoshopped the above image for a birthday card for me a few years ago, and it points to a change in my writing career. For years I wrote every book I could think of about chile peppers and spicy food, and that will culminate in mid-March when the University of New Mexico Press publishes The … Read More

We Taste-Test Five Coles Seafood Products

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Publisher’s Note: We are happy to taste-test seafood products from other manufacturers. The products must be ready-to-eat, but defrosting and heating are allowed. There is no fee involved. Send your request to me, here: daved@fiery-foods.com. Yesterday, long-time friends and seafood aficionados Leslie Hall and Ellen Tatge joined me in tasting and evaluating one jarred and four tinned products made by … Read More

Some Seafood Products You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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(Image Above: Bottarga Made from Ling, Mullet, and Tuna. Photo by Radobera on Wikimedia Commons. This photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.) Lately I have added another food history subject to write about: seafood and seafood products.  Long before I became obsessed with chile peppers and spicy foods, I was a seafood aficionado–I loved … Read More

A Scallop Tasting

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So I bought a copy of Totally Scallops by Judy Eberspaecher and examined all the recipes and decided to make Risotto de Scallops, an Italian specialty.