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Old World Chile in New World Chili?

Perilagu Khan | Feb 8, 2010 08:39 AM

There are, of course, many types of chiles in Africa, Asia and southeastern Europe. I rarely hear, however, of American chili cooks incorporating those Old World chiles in their chili.

Is there any reason such cross-hemispheric chili would not work? Do fatalii, bhut jolokia and "Thai" chiles, for instance, have such a distinctly eastern flavor that they would lead to a bizarre pot of chili?

Just curious.

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