Kendra Pierre-Louis
Writer

Kendra Pierre-Louis is a science writer whose work has appeared in The Washington PostNewsweekIn These TimesModern Farmer and Slate, among others. Her latest book is Green Washed: Why We Can’t Buy Our Way to a Green Planet (2012). She lives between New York City and Boston. 

Written by Kendra Pierre-Louis

Essay/
Food and drink
Hot stuff

Pepperheads love the hit of a habanero, the kick of a bhut jolokia. But what’s the allure of a fruit designed to repel?

Kendra Pierre-Louis