Lyle Estill, founder of Piedmont Biofuels, dons a pepper hat during the 8th annual Pepper Fest in 2015. The annual festival, which benefits Abundance NC, challenges chefs to create one-of-a-kind recipes, from pepper chocolate to pepper vodka, using the locally grown and bred North Carolina peppers.
Lyle Estill, founder of Piedmont Biofuels, dons a pepper hat during the 8th annual Pepper Fest in 2015. The annual festival, which benefits Abundance NC, challenges chefs to create one-of-a-kind recipes, from pepper chocolate to pepper vodka, using the locally grown and bred North Carolina peppers. Sarah Shaw NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO
Lyle Estill, founder of Piedmont Biofuels, dons a pepper hat during the 8th annual Pepper Fest in 2015. The annual festival, which benefits Abundance NC, challenges chefs to create one-of-a-kind recipes, from pepper chocolate to pepper vodka, using the locally grown and bred North Carolina peppers. Sarah Shaw NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO