The ghost pepper, has achieved an almost legendary status amongst chili fans. Also known as the Bhut Jolokia and Red Naga Chili, the ghost pepper is an intensely hot hybrid cultivated in the Indian states of Nagaland and Assam. The name ghost chili is a literal translation of Bhut Jolokia in Bengali and initially caused some disagreement as to whether it was a member of the capsicum frutescens or capsicum chinense species. However DNA tests have now shown it to be an interspecies hybrid … Read More
To many, a chili pepper simply describes a small member of the Capsicum family that is ‘hot’ to the taste. To the more adventurous lovers of the fiery pod, there are many different varients known by common names such as Jalapeno, Habanero and Scotch Bonnet with varying degrees of heat as determined by the Scoville Scale. What is less well known however (with the exception of real chili devotees) is that each chili type comes from one of five main species of Capsicum (taken from the … Read More..
Cheeky Chili is a concept designed by Jon Shawcross, brought about by his love of the fiery pepper. Along with his (not so) long suffering wife Samantha who acts as chief taster to Jon's often wild concoctions, we can safely say that we are true chili heads. Rarely a day goes by in the Cheeky Chili household without the inclusion of chili in our diet. This love and fascination of all things chili, along with Jon's desire to build a website bore an idea to combine the two passions. It is … [Read More]