Handy Instant Heat

Posted by: Dave DeWitt

 

 

Pepper Powder HolderDuring the trip to Italy, I met Rita Salvadori, a charming chilehead with a great idea.  She manufactures this handy leather pepper powder holder that she calls "Peperita Polveri Peperoncino."  It holds ten vials of pepper powder with heat levels ranging from 1 (Aji Pesce Frutta) to 11 (Naga Morich). The holder folds into a handsome leather case with a zipper that measures 3 x 2.5 x 1 inches, making it convenient for pocket or purse.  I used it to spice up meals both in Italy and London, especially scrambled eggs for breakfast.
Pepper Powder HolderUnfortunately, this item is not sold in the United States.  But you can visit Rita's site here, or visit with her on Facebook.  Someone here should license this idea from her—what a perfect gift for the chilehead in your life!

 

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Dave, this product is off the charts. You know how much I love gadgets. Every chileheads should absolutely have one of these!
Melanie Yunk , May 25, 2010
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I've found plastic versions in the pharmacy section of larger stores that are used to carry pills in. I've carried one of these for a number of years.
Jeff Schickowski , May 24, 2010
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First of all excuse of my poor english .... sorry for that .... but:

THE BEST GREAT wishies FROM TUSCANY and from PEPERITA|!

Dear Dave, I'm very proud to see this article and I thanks for all the appreciations.
Here in Tuscany my fields are filled with thousands of peppers and I will promise you (and any others ....) to produce for this season the very best of the best chilies/pepper in the world (don't forget it's all organic/biodynamic) same on past years I maked!!!!

Sure to hear you soon I give you all my "hottest" best!!!!

CIAO CIAO ....smilies/grin.gifsmilies/grin.gifsmilies/grin.gifsmilies/grin.gif
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I just now noticed that the Naga Morich is at level "11". I wonder if this is in reference to Spinal Tap?smilies/wink.gif
Scott Roberts , May 24, 2010
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Very cool idea. I know Jonathan Passow of thehotzoneonline.com carries around a little vial of jolokia powder with him wherever he goes, and I frequently take hot sauces to restaurants. But this takes it to a crazy new level.
Scott Roberts , May 24, 2010

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