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Jane Butel’s Chili Madness: A Passionate Cookbook

Calling all chiliheads!

This revised edition of Jane Butel's instant classic includes more than 160 recipes to feed the irresistible passion and teach the methods to chili madness. These recipes are not only for chili, but for all kinds of delicious dishes that use chilies in some creative and unexpected ways. Included throughout are bits of legendary origins and spiritual beginnings, a chili rating scale, and cook-off lore. In addition, Jane guides you through parching and peeling your own dried pods and fresh peppers, the 10-Step Chili Fitness Plan, the controversy of beans vs no beans, and beef vs. pork.

Jane Butel’s best-selling cookbook completes the updated Jane Butel cookbook library on September 4, 2018.


"[Jane] has dedicated herself to prove to the public that chili has a taste all its own . . . . Her credentials are authentic" —The New York Times

"What a fun and educational book! I can't wait until every page gets spotted with chili from the simmering pots in my kitchen." —Roberto Santbañez, author of Rosa's New Mexican Table


Award-Winning Writer

Jane Butel is the leading international authority on the cuisine of the American Southwest and Regional Mexican cooking. Known for her clear, easy to understand recipes and culinary instruction—she has been recognized as the “Best in the US” by and one of the four best Cooking Schools in the World by Bon Appetit magazine.

She has authored 22 cookbooks, including many best sellers, hosted four television shows and national radio shows; conducts hands-on cooking schools, conducts culinary tours and sells her cookbooks on-line.

Jane is also the founder of Pecos Valley Spice Company which was established in 1978. Fresh, pure, best available ingredients create the best flavors and nutrition. Jane has personally selected these chiles, spices, corn masa and beans for her flavorful Southwestern recipes. These are the ingredients she works with in her award-winning Cooking School. Each product has no preservatives or additives, as do almost all other ingredients available from competitive companies.