Bell Pepper


How I Fell Hard—and Fast—for Roasted Peppers

The underdog of my crisper drawer becomes a champion when roasted.

How to Peel a Pepper

Maximize your capsicums.

Down & Dirty: Bell Peppers

Recently, we learned all about hot peppers. Today we turn to their mild-mannered cousin, the bell pepper. Crunchy when raw, meltingly sweet when roasted, bell peppers come in a rainbow of colors. And unlike other peppers, which vary in heat depending on factors ranging from their species to the weather, you'll never find a hot bell pepper: due to a recessive gene, they don't produce capsaicin, the chemical that causes spiciness.