Saturday, December 24, 2011
Gnomes, pimientos de padron and sparkler tornado
On Christmas eve, gnomes bought for Yuri in Stokholm found their way on our patio table :)
Well, by now I ate a few hundreds of them, and let me tell you - none of them was hot. None at all. I don't know how to explain this phenomenon. It might be, of course, that there is some variation and what is sold here is a completely mild variety. Another possible explanation is that over the years of cultivation, hotness was selected out of them, but proverb survived, and alleged hotness gets the mention everywhere due to inertia. As to "one in twenty", I'd say it's propagated by the usual cut and paste method.