120 chile-based, low-calorie recipes, plus diet and health information relating to chiles. Real women are featured with photographs and profiles on their lives and use of chiles.
Author: Jane Butel
Publisher: Northland Pub
Not the kind you read about in romance novels or see on soap operas, but the kind that eat chiles? Real women who love to eat chiles to stay healthy and spice up their lives are celebrated in this distinctive cookbook. Jane Butel, the "Queen of Chiles" and founder of a uniquely American cuisine, has created more than 120 delicious, low-calorie recipes showcased here with vibrant photography. Real women climb corporate ladders and 20,000-foot mountains. Real women raise corporate profits, kids, and garlic. They teach school, host television programs, ride mountain bikes, practice medicine, and own commercial gardens. Their profiles and brief essays inspire us all to try a little chile...if it works for them, it'll work for us, too! Jane Butel's fantastic recipes are accompanied by a lively discussion of the origins of chiles and their curative properties. The book is interspersed with profiles of real women who have the healthy habit of eating chiles. Some of these women were born into "chile cultures;" others acquired a taste for the spicy fruits while living abroad. All of them use the chile to enliven meals, and some have even made careers out of the chile-based cuisine. Meet these real women and read about their interesting affinities to chiles while you try Jane Butel's innovative recipes, such as Green Chile Corn Chowder or Black Bean and Goat Cheese Chalupitas.