Questions about Green Chili (Chile?)
Hatch or Pueblo? Chili or Chile?
When we're talking about green chili, these questions are pretty crucial. Since I live in California, I want to give the locals a shot... but having visited both Colorado and New Mexico this summer, at least I tasted both sides.
Since the rift goes pretty deep, let's step into the more ancient history of the chili pepper. It feels safer.
Chili peppers are native to South America, and have been cultivated for over 7,000 years. Archaeologists now believe the first wild ancestors of modern chili peppers came from the mountains of Bolivia. With the help of birds, the plants began to spread. 🕊 And birds, interestingly, are able to eat the hottest pepper without being affected by its capsaicin.
What's your favorite way to eat green chili? And do you have a stake on one side of the line?