Are you a fan of the fabled Spanish Pimiento de Padron peppers?
The Russian Roulette of peppers that are sweet for the most part, but now and then one turns prickly hot and you can’t tell until you bite into it?
Then, you have farmer David Winsberg to thank for the fact that they now star on so many Bay Area menus and can be purchased easily at local farmers markets.
Winsberg’s Happy Quail Farms in East Palo Alto was believed to be the first commercial grower of this special pepper in this country.
He’ll be bringing a load of peppers of all kinds to Macy’s Valley Fair in Santa Clara, 6 p.m. Oct. 22, and showing you how to cook and enjoy them in a demo that I’ll be hosting.
Join us in the culinary kitchen on the main floor of the Macy’s Men’s & Home Store for this free event that’s sure to heat up the place.