At the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s
Chili Pepper Fiesta on Oct. 6 (left to right) James Sheldon (left)
and Lily Pisano impersonated chili peppers; visitors could closely
examine Malibu purple peppers on display near the lily ponds;
and Bill "The Sauce Boss" Wharton & The Ingredients
entertained the crowd by simultaneously cooking up spicy Florida
blues as well as a scorching pot of Cajun gumbo!
All photos The Brooklyn Papers /
Since 1990, the Sauce Boss has prepared and served more than
80,000 bowls of gumbo during his performances, which prompted
Jimmy Buffett to write the song "I Will Play For Gumbo"
For information about the Garden’s upcoming public programs,
go to www.bbg.org. For more
information about chili peppers, go to www.chilepeppers.com.
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010