What makes chilies hot? What are the health benefits of eating them? What are the best ways to grow them, cook with them, and preserve them? Chili lovers will salivate as they browse a gallery of 97 of the most popular varieties, from the mild jalapeno to the blistering habanero, from the tiny piquin to the gigantic NuMex Big Jim. They’ll learn astonishing facts about the history and biology of chilies. And along with the fascinating lore, they’ll enjoy deliciously eye-watering recipes from Chipotles in Adobo to Thai Chili Sorbet.