Led by Jane Butel, the "Queen of Chiles" and founder of a uniquely American cuisine, real women who love chiles, and eat them to stay healthy and to spice up their lives, are celebrated in this beautiful and distinctive cookbook.
Real women climb corporate ladders and 20,000-foot mountains. Real women raise corporate profits, kids and garlic. They teach school, host television programs, ride mountain bikes, own commercial gardens, and do manual labor.
Their profiles and brief essays inspire us all to try a little chile...if it works for them, it'll work for us, too! Jane Butel's fantastic recipes are accompanied by a lively discussion of the origins of chiles and their curative properties.
The book is inspirational as well as educational, explaining how chiles work within the body to decrease appetite, stimulate metabolism, and help our immune systems fight off disease. Accented by gorgeous colorful photograpy of several of the recipes, the informative, easy to read chapters are interspersed with profiles of real women who have the healthy habit of eating chiles.
All of them use chiles to enliven meals, and now you can too, by starting to incorporate these delicious recipes into your daily diet. Meet some real women and read about their interesting affinities to chiles while you try Jane Butel's innovative recipes.