Taking a good mouthful, I felt as though I had taken liquid fire; the tomato was chile colorado, or red pepper, of the purest kind. It nearly killed me, and I saw Gómez' eyes twinkle for he saw that his share of supper was increased.
For the State of California, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). From a written description by William Tecumseh Sherman. California: A Guide to the Golden State (The WPA Guide to California), p. 387, Hastings House (1939).