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The Healing Powers of Peppers: With Chile Pepper Recipes and Folk Remedies for Better Health and Living Paperback – April 28, 1998

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Improve circulation
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Lower cholesterol
Relieve pain

Millions of fans enjoy the zesty, spicy flavors of chile peppers without knowing the many health benefits they offer. Now the authors of The Healing Powers of Peppers engage us with a wealth of scientific and medical information, including personal testimonies about the wondrous and healthful advantages of chile pepper living. In fact, they show us that many cultures have known about pepper power for quite some time and catalog dozens of medicinal recipes for a surprising number of aches and pains.
Peppered throughout this fact-filled book are interesting and quirky bits of trivia about the world of peppers. The authors have also included a tasty selection of hot and healthy recipes for better health and living.

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"Most doctors, even if they like to eat hot and spicy foods, do not know about the therapeutic properties of chile peppers. The authors of The Healing Powers of Peppers have done a monumental job of collecting that information and making it available in a readable, accessible form, complete with recipes."
--From the Foreword by Andrew T. Weil, M.D.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 1 edition (April 28, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0609800027
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609800027
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #572,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dave DeWitt Biography

Overview:

Dave DeWitt is a food historian and one of the foremost authorities in the world on chile peppers, spices, and spicy foods. He has more than forty-five published books to his credit. Dave is also the producer of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, the trade/consumer show for the multi-billion dollar Fiery Foods and Barbecue industries, now in its twenty-fifth year.

Education:

--B.A. University of Virginia, 1966
--M.A. University of Richmond, 1967

Professional Affiliations:

--President and CEO, Sunbelt Shows, Inc.
--Founding Board Member, The Chile Pepper Institute, New Mexico State University
--Chair, Governing Board of Regents, New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces
--Associate Professor, Adjunct Faculty, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

Current Responsibilities:

--Producer, National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, now in its 25th year
--Producer, Scovie Awards Competition, a contest for hot & spicy and BBQ products
--Publisher and editor, the Fiery Foods & BBQ SuperSite at www.fiery-foods.com
--Publisher, Burn! Blog

Museum Projects:

Curator, "Edward S. Curtis in New Mexico," Albuquerque Museum, 1984

Media Appearances:

Dave has appeared on a number of national TV shows, including "American Journal," CNN, "The Today Show," "Home with Gary Collins," "Scientific American Frontiers," "Smart Solutions," "CBS Sunday Morning," "Mythbusters," "Extreme Conventions" (Travel Channel), the Martha Stewart Show and many appearances on The Food Network. He has also been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, American Way, Smithsonian, and in more than two hundred newspapers across the country. A summary DVD of the appearances is available.

Awards:

1999. Winner, Best Spice Book in English, World Cookbook Awards at Versailles, for The Chile Pepper Encyclopedia.
2000. Finalist, James Beard Awards, for A World of Curries.
2006. Finalist, IACP Cookbook Awards, for The Spicy Food Lover's Bible.
2008. Winner, Best Cookbook, New Mexico Book Awards, for Cuisines of the Southwest.
2008. Winner, Best Adventure Novel, New Mexico Book Awards, for Avenging Victorio.
2010. Winner, Best New Mexico Book, New Mexico Book Awards, for The Complete Chile Book.
2011. Winner, Best Cooking Book, New Mexico Book Awards, for The Southwest Table (tie).
2011. Winner, Best Cooking Book, New Mexico Book Awards, for 1001 Best Hot & Spicy Recipes (tie).

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peppernutz on December 30, 2013
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Great job on the book. Well organized and great content. I am a big believer in the healing powers of peppers through generations of family experience. My family started a pepper farm over 100 years ago simply due to this. Now we also run a pepper product emporium to provide access to these sauces and extracts for consumption and healing. Check us out too @ [...]
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 7, 2014
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I love this book it has lots of ways t o incorpate the cayenne in to your diet every day I am doing so and it has made me and my husband lots more active
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Older book, but still full of really good information..
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By AMarye3 on December 12, 2009
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I can't keep the book in my hand, because all of my friends want it. It's very informative.
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By Joy on July 28, 2014
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fast delivery, great b
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