Kings - ancho chiles
Dried ancho chiles are the kings of the chili world: noble, rich and powerful.
Ancho chiles are dried poblano chiles. Their transluscent dried flesh has a cranberry hue and deep fruity aroma. The dark shiny skin reflects and refracts the light.
These woodcuts are from the forthcoming book, Chili: a recipe, to be published by Solmentes Press this Fall.