Silk Chili

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Our Silk Chili comes from directly from farmers in Turkey. They are naturally preserved with a bit of salt and sunflower seed oil.

Look for the notes of roasted tomato, and honey as you try them on scrambled eggs.

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Also known as marash pepper, the Silk Chili is botanically identical to the Aleppo pepper, which has been cultivated in Syria for centuries. Due to the ongoing violence of the Syrian civil war, true Aleppo chili is unfortunately no longer available for import.

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Process:
Sun-dried
Origin:
Kahramanmaras, Turkey
Varietal:
Pimenta Dioica

About
Hilmi Bey

Hilmi Bey got into the pepper business 40 years ago when he was working as a cook and couldn't find good peppers. He and his brother bought a few sacks from farmers they knew around their native Maras, carried them 18 hours on a train to Istanbul, and walked the streets of the city shouting that they had peppers to sell.

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From that original entrepreneurial instinct, Hilmi has built a pepper business that he's now turning over to his son. Their spicy Silk Chili, also known as marash pepper, is botanically identical to the Aleppo pepper, which has been cultivated in Syria for centuries. Due to the ongoing violence of the Syrian civil war, true Aleppo chili is unfortunately no longer available for import.

These chilis undergo a traditional drying and grinding process that results in a chili flake with a very smooth, slippery texture. Historically, the chilis were ground using silk ropes, and although more modern grinding machines are used today, the tradition is commemorated in the name silk chili.

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