Prince Charles is keen chilli fan according to Tom Parker Bowles
“I’m a complete chilli freak; from the mellow Poblano and Ancho right up to the insane Ghost and Dorset Naga.. Chillies are the greatest of all fruits, and far more sinned against than sinning.” Said Tom
According to Tom, The Duchess of Cornwall, and her husband are also keen chilli fans. “Prince Charles and my mother are both chilli heads,” added Tom. “They grow 14 different varieties of chillies in the greenhouses at Highgrove. It may not be as many as the 40 odd varieties that Joanna grows, but they can pick them fresh which is the real key to getting the best flavour.”
After sampling Edible Kitchen’s beetroot and chocolate cake served with chilli jelly and ice cream, Tom commented, “In the olden days, it was a tradition for monks and royalty to be given chilli and chocolate on their death bed as a final treat before they passed on.” Fortunately Tom not only enjoyed his treat, but also lived to tell the tale.
More about Tom Parker Bowles
Tom Parker Bowles is a food writer with a weekly column in The Mail On Sunday's Live magazine, and he is also a contributing editor to GQ magazine. He co-hosts Market Kitchen on UKTV Food and regularly contributes to other TV food shows (Gordon Ramsay’s F Word, The Big Food Fight Quiz). He presents LBC’s Food and drink show every Sunday afternoon and is the author of three books about food:
More about Edible Ornamentals
Edible Ornamentals is Bedfordshire’s leading producer of high quality chillies and a range of fresh vegetables that visitors can pick straight from the plant. As well as local farmer’s markets they also supply fresh chillies to Morrison’s stores in Eastern England via the ‘From My Farm’ brand as well as Fortnum and Masons and leading London restaurants. Joanna’s special chilli sauces are available from the nursery and local Waitrose stores.
Edible Ornamentals has featured in the national daily press, The Economist and leading national trade publications The Grocer and Fresh Produce Journal. Joanna has featured as a chilli expert on BBC’s 3 Counties Radio, Radio 2’s ‘Chris Evans Show’, and Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ and has appeared in several TV programmes including BBC TV’s ‘Ready Steady Cook’, BBC 2’s Economy Gastronomy and Good Food Channel’s ‘Market Kitchen’.
In 2009, Edible Ornamentals won the Best Effective Promotional Campaign category in the 2010 Conquest Business Awards, and was awarded the accolade of ‘Local Food Hero for East Anglia by Good Food Channel’s Market Kitchen.
In 2010, Edible Ornamentals also partnered with Virgin and offers special half day Chilli Experience days.
As well as fresh chillies and chilli plants, Edible Ornamentals also grow and sell a range of fresh vegetables, including tomatoes, aubergines, lettuce, Swiss chard, and sweet corn, which visitors can pick straight from the plant
For further information about Edible Ornamentals Company visit www.edibleornamentals.co.uk
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