Chilies (was Re: Tobacco)

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at
Fri Sep 5 15:49:42 UTC 1997

On Fri, 5 Sep 1997 Hrid at wrote:

> If chillies come from elsewhere, does that mean that all that hot hot Indian
> food is not "original"?  

That's exactly right.  Pepper, black pepper, and long pepper, have a long
history in India.  But chilli, and all the Capsicum family, are South
American in origin, and are not known in Indian before the sixteenth

All the best,

Dominik Wujastyk               Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine
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