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Chilli Specialist for New Gordon Ramsay Cookery Programme

Chilli expert, Joanna Plumb, appeared on UK television screens this week when her company "Edible Ornamentals" featured on Gordon Ramsay's new TV programme, "Ultimate Cookery Course".

The programme talks to Joanna and looks at growing and storing chillies for maximum flavour. The TV crew visited Cherwood Nurseries in Chawston during the summer to get advice from Joanna, who is now recognised as one of the UK's leading chilli experts.

Joanna said: "The film crew wanted classic shots of red chillies but they visited after a very cold spring which had delayed the ripening of this year's crop, so they were still green.  Fortunately one of our regular customers had overwintered their chilli plant, which we borrowed and it had some really nice ripe chillies. That plant was the star of the day, much to the relief of the film crew."

The programme introduces the Chipotle chilli - a woodsmoke-dried jalapeño, which are very popular in the US and becoming more-so.

Joanna supplies fresh chillies to leading London restaurants, stores and has appeared on numerous radio and television programmes in the past, including Hairy Bikers, Ready Steady Cook, the BBC Good Food Show, BBC 2 series Economy Gastronomy, The One Show and Countrywise.

Thursday 20th of September 2012

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