Folio Weekly: What was your overall impression of St. Augustine?
Gary Nabhan: Way cool, as unique and as imperiled as any place on the continent.
Kraig Kraft: I had only been to Florida one previous time – for a wedding, and so many of my preconceived notions came from that previous trip. I think St. Augustine is a colorful, wonderful place. It captures part of the history of Florida and it seems much more authentic than more recent incarnations of Florida.
Interview with authors Gary Nabhan and Kraig Kraft about their new book, Chasing Chiles – Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail,” quoted in “Datil Peppers of Doom : How chile peppers – including Northast Florida’s own – reveal the impact of global climate change,” article by Editor From Anne Schindler in Folio Weekly (July 5, 2011) at page 15.