Aji Amarillo, Peru’s Signature Chile, Gives Off More Than Just Heat

Chandra Ram

Peru is considered to be the world’s home to chiles, so it’s no surprise that aji amarillos have been used there for thousands of years; archaeologists have found evidence of them dating back to 8000 B.C. The chiles, which first came from the Andes region, were used in religious ceremonies as offerings to the gods, but they found their way into the kitchen, and have made themselves pretty...