Chile Pepper Fiesta 2010

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    • MC Ringold dazzles the main stage with his fire umbrella. Photo by Michael Ratliff. MC Ringold dazzles the main stage with his fire umbrella. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • A visitor takes a taste of Fine & Raw Chocolate at the Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Dave Allen.A visitor takes a taste of Fine & Raw Chocolate at the Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Dave Allen.
    • Kara Newman sure knows how to make a spicy, but tasty, Margarita. Photo by Michael Ratliff. Kara Newman sure knows how to make a spicy, but tasty, Margarita. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • When dealing with the Ghost Pepper, the world's hottest pepper, a little goes a long way.  Photo by Michael Ratliff.  When dealing with the Ghost Pepper, the world's hottest pepper, a little goes a long way. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • Guests sample the spicy and sweet goods surrounding the Lily Pool Terrace. Photo by Dave Allen.  Guests sample the spicy and sweet goods surrounding the Lily Pool Terrace. Photo by Dave Allen.
    • The Chile Sisters kick it up a notch. Photo by Michael Ratliff. The Chile Sisters kick it up a notch. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • The Brooklyn Chile Chocolate Takedown. Photo by Dave Allen. The Brooklyn Chile Chocolate Takedown. Photo by Dave Allen.
    • Guests sample the spicy and sweet goods surrounding the Lily Pool Terrace. Photo by Dave Allen.  Guests sample the spicy and sweet goods surrounding the Lily Pool Terrace. Photo by Dave Allen.
    • The Ukuladies old-time folk was a hit with adults and kids alike. Photo by Michael Ratliff. The Ukuladies old-time folk was a hit with adults and kids alike. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • Visitors taking a break from the fiesta on Cherry Esplanade. Photo by Dave Allen.Visitors taking a break from the fiesta on Cherry Esplanade. Photo by Dave Allen.
    • Horman's Best Pickles at Chile Pepper Fiesta 2010. Photo by Dave Allen.Horman's Best Pickles at Chile Pepper Fiesta 2010. Photo by Dave Allen.
    • Hot sauce tasting at the Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Dave Allen.Hot sauce tasting at the Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Dave Allen.
    • Haiti's Boukman Eksperyans brought a high energy performance to the festival. Photo by Michael Ratliff. Haiti's Boukman Eksperyans brought a high energy performance to the festival. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • A fiery foods cooking demonstration in the Fragrance Garden. Photo by Dave Allen.A fiery foods cooking demonstration in the Fragrance Garden. Photo by Dave Allen.
    • Some of the great music groups playing at BBG's Chile Pepper Fiesta 2010. Photo by Dave Allen.Some of the great music groups playing at BBG's Chile Pepper Fiesta 2010. Photo by Dave Allen.
    • Matt Timms crowns the winners of Brooklyn Chile Chocolate Takedown. Photo by Dave Allen.
Matt Timms crowns the winners of Brooklyn Chile Chocolate Takedown. Photo by Dave Allen.
    • Winner of "The People's Choice" for chile-chocolate excellence in the Chile Chocolate Takedown. Photo by Dave Allen.Winner of "The People's Choice" for chile-chocolate excellence in the Chile Chocolate Takedown. Photo by Dave Allen.
    • The rain broke on Saturday for a beautiful afternoon. Photo by Michael Ratliff.  The rain broke on Saturday for a beautiful afternoon. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • Todd Robbins demonstrates fire-eating at Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Michael Ratliff.Todd Robbins demonstrates fire-eating at Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • Todd Robbins demonstrates fire-eating at BBG's Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Michael Ratliff.Todd Robbins demonstrates fire-eating at BBG's Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • Some of BBG's Garden Apprentices teach visitors about chiles from around the world. Photo by Michael Ratliff. Some of BBG's Garden Apprentices teach visitors about chiles from around the world. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • Tour-De-Chile with BBG’s Dave Daly (Photo by Dave Allen)Tour-De-Chile with BBG’s Dave Daly (Photo by Dave Allen)
    • Director of public programs Anita Jacobs and Wes Matthews with the Chile Sisters at the Chile Pepper Fiesta 2010. Photo by Michael Ratliff.Director of public programs Anita Jacobs and Wes Matthews with the Chile Sisters at the Chile Pepper Fiesta 2010. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • Some of the tasty beers visitors enjoyed at Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Michael Ratliff.Some of the tasty beers visitors enjoyed at Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • Atlas Soul at the Chile Pepper 2010. Photo by Michael Ratliff.Atlas Soul at the Chile Pepper 2010. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • Atlas Soul at the Chile Pepper 2010. Photo by Michael Ratliff.Atlas Soul at the Chile Pepper 2010. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • Fire juggling at Chile Pepper Fiesta! Photo by Michael Ratliff.Fire juggling at Chile Pepper Fiesta! Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • Stephen Ringold twirls his fire umbrella with the Chile Sisters. Photo by Michael Ratliff.Stephen Ringold twirls his fire umbrella with the Chile Sisters. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • Grammy-nominated Boukman Eksperyans from Port-au-Prince rocked the Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Michael Ratliff.Grammy-nominated Boukman Eksperyans from Port-au-Prince rocked the Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino perform at Chile Pepper Fiesta 2010. Photo by Michael Ratliff.Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino perform at Chile Pepper Fiesta 2010. Photo by Michael Ratliff.

    A fiery success is the only way to describe the 2010 Chile Pepper Fiesta! Over 8,000 revelers experienced the hottest sounds and tastes the world (and Brooklyn) has to offer. Chocolatiers showcased their sweet and spicy sides while local chefs competed for visitor votes in the Chile Chocolate Takedown. Temperatures peaked during a death defying fire breathing and juggling act, which incidentally proved to be the perfect transition into an energetic yet soulful performance by Haiti's Boukman Eksperyans. Here are some of our favorite shots from the day.

     

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    October 4, 2010
    Donna

    Looks like a great day. Love the photos. Please add me to your e-mail distribution so I can be sure to attend next year.



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