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Chile Peppers

Spicy, Smoky Jerk: Jamaica's Iconic Barbecue Dish

Steven Raichlen | Posted 06.10.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

When it comes to barbecue, Jamaica has only one trick up its sleeve. But, oh, what a trick. I'm talking, of course, about Jamaica's national dish--and cultural icon--jerk. Once you've tasted this fiery smoke-roasted pork, sweet with allspice, fragrant with island thyme, and above all, electrified with more Scotch bonnet chiles than you'd ever thought humanly possible to consume, well, a trick becomes a miracle and that sleeve a rich brocade.

Make the Ultimate Hot Sauce (Hint: It Involves Fermentation)

Steven Raichlen | Posted 11.19.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

You produce a hot sauce with complex umami flavors -- a condiment worthy of your best grilling.

Red Hot Chile Cocktails

Liquor.com | Posted 05.26.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

Just about every cuisine in the world, from Mexican to Italian to Thai, uses chile peppers. There's a rainbow of varieties out there that chefs utilize to the fullest, but some mixologists have been slow to embrace the full spectrum of the fiery fruits.

10 Scorching Hot Chile Pepper Facts & Grilling Tips

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.06.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Plus, the only Jalapeño Popper recipe you'll ever need.

Can Spicy Food Cool You Down On A Hot Day?

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erdos | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Have you ever wondered why cultures in the hottest locations on earth eat hot and spicy foods? Why is it that people in Central and South America, Ind...

How Spicy Are Your Peppers?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Some people can take the heat, and some just can't. The heat we're referring to is the spicy, mouth-burning, sweat-inducing effect of a chile pepper. ...

Can You Handle The Heat of Chile Peppers?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

What would we do without hot peppers? They add so much to many dishes, from Mexican to Thai. Originating from South America, hot chile peppers made th...