The Jimmy Nardello, or The Jimmy Nardello Sweet Italian Frying Pepper, now its official name, is listed in the US Ark of Taste at Slow Food, the vegetable version of the endangered species list.
Giuseppe Nardiello and his wife, Angela set sail from the port of Naples in 1887 for a new life in America, Angela carried her one-year-old daughter Anna and a handful of the pepper seeds with them. They settled in Naugatuck, Connecticut, where they raised the peppers, and eleven children. The fourth one was a son named Jimmy and the legend grew from there. Frying peppers are something that has yet to be discovered properly, in Australia at least. They taste brilliant and you can put them with anything! We now have three of the world’s best “frying peppers” available to you. Just put frying peppers in the search bar!