All proceeds from Chile Pepper Institute sales go to fund chile pepper research and education at New Mexico State University.
The Chile Pepper Institute carries all but some of the oldest chile pepper seed varieties developed at New Mexico State University, garden favorites, and unusual varieties.
We also carry a wide selection of chile food products, books and merchandise.
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Chile is the heart and soul of New Mexican cuisine and in restaurants across the state visitors are asked, "Red or green?" Diners have strong opinions on which color best complements a dish, so much so that in 1999 "Red or Green?" was adopted as the official state question.
In Red or Green, Clyde Casey invites readers to experience the bold flavors of southwestern cooking in their own homes. The cookbook introduces various types of chile peppers and how to select, handle, and incorporate them into everyday cooking. Also included are a guide to New Mexico wines and wineries, a glossary, and information on high altitude cooking and where to buy chiles and chile products.
With more than two hundred recipes centering on chile cuisine, Red or Green offers an enticing exploration of the traditional and the exotic in New Mexican fare.
The Chile Pepper Institute Teaching Garden
The Chile Pepper Institute (CPI) is the only international organization devoted to education, research and information related to chile peppers.
The Institute was established at New Mexico State University in 1992 as the place for chile aficionados to find answers to "all things chile pepper."
New Mexico State University is also the place where chile pepper research has been ongoing since Dr. Fabián García began standardizing chile pepper varieties in 1888. Dr. García is widely considered to be the father of the U.S. Mexican food industry.
Chile pepper research is conducted at the Fabián García Horticultural Science Center, where the Chile Pepper Institute also maintains the Amy Goldman Fowler Teaching Garden. Every summer and fall visitors can find more than 150 varieties of chile peppers growing here.
We are located on the campus of New Mexico State University.
940 COLLEGE DRIVE, LAS CRUCES, NM, 88003, US
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM