Author(s): Kay Plunkett-Hogge
Meet the chilli. It's a fiery little fruit. From humble origins in a tucked-away corner of Latin America, it has found its way into the food of more than half the world. Intrepid food writer Kay Plunkett-Hogge is on its trail, following the chilli from the Americas to Europe, and along the spice routes to the Middle East, India, China and beyond. With more than 120 delicious recipes from around the world, including Thai, Indian and Mexican favourites, plus tantalising desserts with a difference, Kay showcases the chilli's extraordinary versatility, celebrates its rich and nomadic history, and discovers the secrets of its success.
Kay Plunkett-Hogge is a food writer and broadcaster. Born and brought up in Bangkok, she spent her childhood between two kitchens: inside for Western food, outside for Thai. It's an experience that has left her with a foot in two worlds. Kay is the author of Make Mine A Martini (Mitchell Beazley, 2014), the co-author of several bestselling cookbooks (including LEON, Cook Yourself Thin and The Tucci Table) and has appeared on UK television, radio and in magazines, including Hello! She lives in London, where she runs a bespoke catering service and is consultant to several well-known restaurants and food retailers.