This is a journey in Calabria, in the land of red gold, to discover the intense flavours reminiscing of Middle-Eastern influences that have affected the local cuisine. In this region, red gold is chilli pepper - the queen of the table.
How to Dry Chilies. Drying chili peppers is an ideal way to preserve an abundant harvest or leftover supply for future use. Dried chilies are very versatile, and when done correctly, you can use them as-is or re-constitute (hydrate) them.