Peppers from North End Grill39s rooftop

Peppers from North End Grill's rooftop.

Chefs turn up the heat with lesser-known chiles

Ají dulce, ají amarillo, pasilla and other varieties appear across menus

Though heat-inducing jalapeño, habanero, chipotle and Serrano peppers are fast becoming menu mainstays, some chefs are looking to turn up the flavor with less familiar varieties of chile peppers and chile oils.

According to officials at Technomic Inc., a number of lesser-known varieties of peppers are already emerging on menus and the Chicago-based market research firm predicts a trend in the making.  

Eric Korsh, executive chef of North End Grill in New York City

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