Pepper crinkled his cheeks as though they had been cut in wood.
Pepper's," Rachel started nervously, for the situation was difficult, the room cold, and Helen curiously silent.
She produced what she knew of William Pepper. She told Helen that he always called on Sundays when they were at home; he knew about a great many things--about mathematics, history, Greek, zoology, economics, and the Icelandic Sagas.
Pepper'll have some one to contradict him--which I daren't do.
Pepper, indeed, created a diversion of a kind by leaping on to his seat, both feet tucked under him, with the action of a spinster who detects a mouse, as the draught struck at his ankles.
Pepper went on to describe the white, hairless, blind monsters lying curled on the ridges of sand at the bottom of the sea, which would explode if you brought them to the surface, their sides bursting asunder and scattering entrails to the winds when released from pressure, with considerable detail and with such show of knowledge, that Ridley was disgusted, and begged him to stop.
Pepper was a bore; Rachel was an unlicked girl, no doubt prolific of confidences, the very first of which would be: "You see, I don't get on with my father." Willoughby, as usual, loved his business and built his Empire, and between them all she would be considerably bored.
The special edition sauce will contain a total of 30 different varieties of peppers
, ranging from no heat Bell peppers
to the extreme heat Carolina Reaper peppers
and is available for pre-order for a limited period of time on the Pepper
Palace website (http://www.pepperpalace.com/30th-Anniversary-Hot-Sauce-p/30year.htm).
INGREDIENTS 5 red peppers
; olive oil; 150g fresh chorizo, casing removed and chopped; 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped; 1 bouquet garni; 150ml chicken stock, ideally homemade; small handful of basil leaves; 4 halibut steaks, about 130g each, skinned; 20g butter; 16 Padron peppers
; sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper