Chilli peppers dry in the Sichuan sun. Photo: Alamy
Wee Kek Koon
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Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

How Asians embraced the chilli pepper

Brought from the Americas by Europeans, the spread of the chilli plant was slow but by the 19th century it had conquered cuisines across the region

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Chilli peppers dry in the Sichuan sun. Photo: Alamy
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