The Chile Chronicles
Tales of a New Mexican Harvest
By (author) Carmella Padilla
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Chile Chronicles by Carmella Padilla
Book DescriptionTells the surprisingly elaborate story of the chilli in New Mexico. We meet the people who depend on the chilli for their livelihood, from the growers and harvesters who have pledged to keep their family heritage alive, to the scientists whose on-going goal is to produce a richer colour or easier-to-peel skin. Through vivid photographs and flowing text, we explore the life of a chilli plant, finally understand why it hurts when we bite into one, and of course, debate the age-old questions: red or green?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780890133507
(254mm x 248mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Museum of New Mexico Press
Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Carmella Padilla
Red Like No Other: How Cochinea Colored the World, Hardback (September 2015)
Follows the precious bug juice from Mexico to Europe and beyond as it insinuated itself into all forms of art, politics, and commerce to colour the world in vivid red hues
Work of Art, Paperback (January 2014)» View all books by Carmella Padilla
Examines the varied roles of contemporary folk artists from many regions of the world.
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Author Biography - Carmella Padilla
Carmella Padilla is an award-winning journalist and author of many titles including Conexiones: Connections in Spanish Colonial Art (Museum of Spanish Colonial Art). A native of Santa Fe, Padilla has lived in La Cienega since 1995.
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