Chile Pepper Competition
Bob Blumer loves spicy foods. The hotter the better (at least that’s what he thinks.) Like a vigilante gunslinger in a western movie he’ll journey to the hot, dusty heart of the hot chile empire: Hatch, New Mexico. Located in the plains of the Rio Grande, Hatch is a chile-head’s Mecca. Bob will work in the fertile fields of the surrounding Hatch Valley picking chile peppers in a 40°C heat discovering enough new varieties and various tastes to satisfy a steady throng of new converts. And then he’ll go further. Bob’s challenge is to prove that he really can take the heat by entering the hot chile-eating contest. He’ll be going head-to-head with some extremely big guys who see their ability to eat insanely hot chiles as proof of manhood. His reward? Survival, and everything he needs to know to make his very own hot sauce.