Thursday, September 27, 2007

Chile

To understand New Mexico's craving for green chile, you may be interested in the conversation that I had last night with a local roaster.

He reported having roased 500 bags--gunny sacks--of chile that day alone! His three stores combined have roasted 3,000 bags so far this season (with about three weeks of roasting left).

Multiply that exponentially to account for all other roasters in the Duke City, then add roasters all over the state and you begin to imagine the scale.

2 comments:

eric said...

Yeah, and then there's the fact that they taste pretty good.

;)

Anonymous said...

It looks like a green pepper. I don't like green peppers.