Friday, November 20, 2009
Pepper Scape Too
Peppers were introduced to Spain in 1493 from the Americas and the Spanish have always called the hot peppers 'chili' (from Chile). To the spice conscious Spanish, the pepper was an unexpected and most welcome find. Perhaps, they could be considered 'red gold'...
In the 17th century peppers were taken to India and Southeast Asia by the Portuguese. Peppers became so common there that their American origins were long forgotten, despite the fact that in India they are all consistently called 'chillies'.
8x10 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)