|Noodles are Chinese. The tomato is American. What, then is "Italian" cuisine?|
I have a couple of books on Roman Roman epicure cooking from the time of Augustus and Petronius. You would not want to eat it.
Hereabouts, we eat "Tex/Mex" -- beans and corn and rice (rice?) with chili peppers -- and tomato sauce.
The chili pepper (also chile pepper or chilli pepper, from Nahuatl chÓlli is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The term in British English and in Australia, New Zealand, India, Malaysia and other Asian countries is just chilli without "pepper".Thank God for Spanish imperialism.
Chili peppers originated in the Americas.After the Columbian Exchange, many cultivars of chili pepper spread across the world, used in both food and medicine.