Texas Cooking Today

Stuart Trotter is a chef living in Amarillo, Texas. Earlier this year Louise and I were trying to find the difference between “dried” and “dehydrated”. The search engines were useless, but in our search, a video posted on TexasCookingToday popped up. In that video Stuart had a segment where he took a selection of peppers and did a time elapsed piece on air drying them on his kitchen counter. We sent him an email asking him if there is a difference between dried and dehydrated. I received a concise and informative reply written in a very friendly manner. Dehydrating captures the pepper at the time it is processed, where air drying allows the sugars to evolve fully. In the video he mentioned that he loved cooking with Paprika peppers, but had a hard time finding them. We had 20 plants growing in high tunnel #4, so in the email we…

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